With "Alesia museum and archaeological park" the French study Bernard Tschumi Architects occupying a historically significant site of bordeaux, pays tribute to one of the most important battles of France dating back to 2000 years ago between Julius Caesar and the Gauls. The project represents the participants in the war without obstructing the ancient route that still houses a medieval city. The construction will take place in two phases. The first, an interpretation center for observation, was completed and opened to the public and represents the temporary army camp of Caesar.
The final phase will see the construction of the museum which is located at the location of the stronghold of the Gauls in more than a kilometer away and is scheduled to open in 2015. The simple shapes of the two volumes rounds and their placement within the context helps to shape the landscape as the true protagonist of the complex.
The main building of the interpretation center is composed of concrete floors supported by slender corner columns in the main space. The partitions are the external structure and the internal spiral staircase. A secondary structure vertical steel surrounds the perimeter to frame the glazing and anchor the tertiary structure.
Horizontal wooden rings spaced intermittently from pegs diagonal enclose the entire facade, helping to integrate the building into the landscape. The circular floor allows a view to 360 degrees outward as the roof garden provides a view from space recreated below. Instead, the museum will display artifacts real and will be covered with a cage full of stone to represent the defensive nature of the Gauls on their hill.