The Atheneum

The Atheneum is another structure designed by Richard Meier. It is located in New Harmony, Indiana and begins the tour for the historical town. The building is intended to serve as a visitor center. The architecture of the building is meant to represent a relationship between the habitation and social life that exists in New Harmony. There is a circular ramp that leads to the entrance of the building and the walking circulation continues throughout the building. The building is designed so that you have to walk a specific path throughout the building. There is a roof terrace that looks over the entire town.


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