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Zuzanna Gasior
Apr 9, 2024

Designed by Tatsuro Miki and Axel Vervoordt, Meridiano stands on Oaxaca's coastline, challenging the boundaries between art space architecture and the natural world.

This creation was founded by Nicholas Olney and Boris Vervoordt and tries to redefine the concept of a gallery by integrating the rugged beauty of its surroundings directly into the experience of art.

The design thoughtfully combines local materials with principles that span from ancient traditions to modern minimalism. An oculus at the center acts as a bridge, inviting the sky into the gallery, subtly suggesting that art and the environment are in constant dialogue. This architectural decision reflects a deeper philosophy: that the appreciation of art is enriched by an immersive connection with the natural world.

Set in a location distant from the bustling art markets, Meridiano offers artists a space of solitude and inspiration, encouraging a creative process deeply influenced by the landscape and local culture. This commitment to environmental harmony extends beyond aesthetics, with sustainable practices woven into the fabric of the gallery's operations.

Sustainability is integral to Meridiano, with a focus on practices that respect and integrate with the local ecosystem. The gallery exemplifies how art institutions can exist in balance with their environment, selecting construction materials and operational practices that minimize their ecological footprint.

Meridiano thus emerges as a confluence of art and nature, inviting artists and visitors to engage with art in a context that underscores its connection to the natural world and the local community. Through this unique setting, each exhibition can become a dialogue with the environment, offering a new perspective on art and its place in the world.

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Zuzanna Gasior
Apr 9, 2024

Designed by Tatsuro Miki and Axel Vervoordt, Meridiano stands on Oaxaca's coastline, challenging the boundaries between art space architecture and the natural world.

This creation was founded by Nicholas Olney and Boris Vervoordt and tries to redefine the concept of a gallery by integrating the rugged beauty of its surroundings directly into the experience of art.

The design thoughtfully combines local materials with principles that span from ancient traditions to modern minimalism. An oculus at the center acts as a bridge, inviting the sky into the gallery, subtly suggesting that art and the environment are in constant dialogue. This architectural decision reflects a deeper philosophy: that the appreciation of art is enriched by an immersive connection with the natural world.

Set in a location distant from the bustling art markets, Meridiano offers artists a space of solitude and inspiration, encouraging a creative process deeply influenced by the landscape and local culture. This commitment to environmental harmony extends beyond aesthetics, with sustainable practices woven into the fabric of the gallery's operations.

Sustainability is integral to Meridiano, with a focus on practices that respect and integrate with the local ecosystem. The gallery exemplifies how art institutions can exist in balance with their environment, selecting construction materials and operational practices that minimize their ecological footprint.

Meridiano thus emerges as a confluence of art and nature, inviting artists and visitors to engage with art in a context that underscores its connection to the natural world and the local community. Through this unique setting, each exhibition can become a dialogue with the environment, offering a new perspective on art and its place in the world.

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