Craig Thompson Architecture | lighter than air museum

lighter than air museum

museum in Akron, OH

2000

the design theme is to showcase a major aspect of local history in the experience of a museum dedicated to the lighter-than-air ships that Goodyear made famous

the progression through the museum terminates in a cantilevered walkway as the visitor is engulfed in the frame of an airship

links to downtown are paramount in the urban design of the site, the bridge and museum embrace a water-filled area that would be used for community gatherings & performances