Day and Night: Akagane Museum

Copper exterior symbolises old copper mines


Designed by Buchan’s alliance partner Nikken Sekkei, the Akagane Museum in Niihama in Japan represents a new style in the vanguard of museums.

The eye-catching copper cladding changes its colour and texture as time passes. Offering an indefinite design life, copper is durable and resistant to corrosion, requiring no cleaning and minimal maintenance.