Triath – Gallery & Multifunctional Building (2008) by Gerner Gerner Plus located in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. The young clients dream of establishing a little art scene in the shadows of the Swiss art metropolis, with small exhibitions and their new platform, “vernissage.tv” The gallery should provide the three-dimensional skin for it all
© Manfred Seidl, Michel Bonvin.
The simple box of reinforced concrete, left in its original gray, is lifted to hover above a deep recessed ground floo. In the design process, a lateral edge was lost, as a replacement, a ramp was unfolded down to the street.
The entry hall, storage and sanitary facilities are all on the ground level. Up high is a monospace, which can serve equally office or gallery. For every art exhibit, this space remains a neutral white, withdrawing as a silent backdrop.