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Museum of Steel


The landscape, designed by Surfacedesign Inc. + Harari Landscape Architecture,, expresses the spirit of the site’s former industrial glory and celebrates its position within the surrounding dramatic landscape. The overall landscape design emphasizes the physical profile of the 70-meter furnace structure while complementing the modern design of the new structures. The history of steel is an important narrative element throughout the site, and thus steel, much of it reclaimed from the site (such as the ore-embedded steel rails used to define the outdoor exhibit spaces) is used extensively to help define public plazas and delineate fountains and landscaped terraces. Large, free-formed steel objects and machinery unearthed during excavation were incorporated as stepping stones and other features. The design approach melds industrial site reclamation — and the adaptive re-use of on-site materials — with ecological restoration through the use of green technologies. via

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surrounding dramatic landscape