'The Yard' Modern Art Oxford
dRMM redefined the existing ground floor facilities of Modern Art Oxford by designing 'The Yard', a new multi-use space for a flexible programme of films, performance events, installations and cafe bar.
Modern Art Oxford's brief to promote access to and use of the gallery, was met by dRMM with the transformation of an existing delivery yard into a new type of gallery space for the UK, a 'storefront gallery' venue. The new 5x15x5m ramped lobby is positioned as an installation work; not permanent, plastered or white, but carefully constructed from masssive KLH engineered cross-laminated timber and polycarbonate panels. Artists will in turn react to and transform this entry space with an ongoing programme of exhibitis.
The Yard provides a new entrance and overall image for the museum on a more active street frontage.