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Muzeiko: children’s museum and science discovery center in Sofia, Bulgaria by Lee H. Skolnick Architecture + Design Partnership

Saturday, December 5th, 2015

Article source:  Lee H. Skolnick Architecture + Design Partnership

Muzeiko, located in Bulgaria’s capital city of Sofia, is the first children’s museum to be built in post-Soviet Eastern Europe. Representing the culmination of Lee H. Skolnick Architecture + Design Partnership’s decades of experience with museum and exhibition design, it is also the culmination of the firm’s collaboration with its client, the America for Bulgaria Foundation.

Image Courtesy © Roland Halbe

Image Courtesy © Roland Halbe

 

  • Architects: Lee H. Skolnick Architecture + Design Partnership
  • Project: Muzeiko: children’s museum and science discovery center
  • Location: Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Photography: Roland Halbe
  • Client: America for Bulgaria Foundation
  • Design Principal: Lee H. Skolnick, FAIA
  • Project Architect: Larry Sassi, AIA
  • Project Manager: Scott Briggs, AIA
  • LHSA+DP Project Team: Architecture: Lee H. Skolnick, FAIA, Design Principal; Paul S. Alter, AIA, Managing Principal; Scott Briggs, AIA; Larry Sassi, AIA; Ted Klingensmith.
  • Exhibit Design/Interpretive Team: Lee H. Skolnick, Design Principal; Jo Ann Secor, Director of Museum Services; Scott Briggs, Christina Ferwerda, Yun Chu Chou, Curt Meissner, Jethro Rebollar, Tugce Zaloglu.
  • Graphic Design Team: Christina Lyons, Dan Ownbey, Alyssa Liegel, Daphne Smith
  • Landscape Architect: Studio Gurkov (Bulgaria)
  • Interior Designer: LHSA+DP (more…)

Biesbosch Museum Island in Werkendam, Netherlands by Studio Marco Vermeulen

Saturday, December 5th, 2015

Article source: Studio Marco Vermeulen 

After an eight-month renovation, the Biesbosch Museum reopened to the public this summer. The museum has been completely transformed and extended with a new wing that opens to its beautiful surroundings and houses a restaurant and temporary exhibition space for contemporary art. The permanent exhibition that explains the historical development of the region has also been totally revamped. A large water model of the Biesbosch and a freshwater tidal park are also planned on the Museum Island. Building, interior, water model and freshwater tidal park were designed by Studio Marco Vermeulen, and the exhibition was designed by Studio Joyce Langezaal.

Image Courtesy © Ronald Tilleman

Image Courtesy © Ronald Tilleman

  • Architects: Studio Marco Vermeulen  
  • Project: Biesbosch Museum Island
  • Location: Werkendam, Netherlands
  • Photography: Ronald Tilleman
  • Program: museum (permanent and changing exhibition space), offices, visitor center, library, cinema, museum restaurant, offices. Museum Garden and Waterplayground (completion mid 2016)
  • Construction: Renovation / new building
  • Construction costs: ca. 3 million
  • Construction time: 8 months
  • Completion: june 2015
  • Gross Floor Area: 1.300 m2 (more…)

Columbus Museum of Art Expansion and Renovation in Ohio by DesignGroup

Thursday, November 26th, 2015

Article source: DesignGroup

Under the design leadership of DesignGroup principal Michael Bongiorno, AIA, the museum design team has developed a bold and novel design strategy. DesignGroup asked provocative questions of CMA about both the relationship of the museum to contemporary culture and the museum’s physical relationship to the city and its citizens. From those questions, the design evolved out of our deep understanding of the particularities of the site, the imperatives of the programmatic relationships, and the redefinition of the museum’s relationship to its physical and social context. The building design, then, is a reflection of the museum’s ambition to be more visible, relevant, and connected to the community as a meeting point between art, the public and the physical city.

View of Columbus Museum of Art’s new Margaret M. Walter Wing with the Museum’s historic Richard M. and Elizabeth M. Ross Building, Image Courtesy © Brad Feinknopf

View of Columbus Museum of Art’s new Margaret M. Walter Wing with the Museum’s historic Richard M. and Elizabeth M. Ross Building, Image Courtesy © Brad Feinknopf

  • Architects: DesignGroup
  • Project: Columbus Museum of Art Expansion and Renovation
  • Location: Columbus, Ohio, United States
  • Photography: Brad Feinknopf

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Art depot of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam by MVRDV

Friday, November 13th, 2015

Article source: MVRDV

Today the City Council of Rotterdam has given go-ahead for the realisation of Collectiegebouw, the public depot building for Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, at the envisioned location in Rotterdam’s Museumpark. With the art depot, which will be open to the public, Rotterdam creates a world premiere. The 14.000m2 depot is planned to open its doors in 2018.

MAIN VIEW ADD GREEN, Image Courtesy © MVRDV

MAIN VIEW ADD GREEN, Image Courtesy © MVRDV

  • Architects: MVRDV
  • Project: Art depot of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
  • Location: Rotterdam, Netherlands

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Multisensory experience at the new Belgian railway museum Train World in Brussel by Lightemotion

Friday, October 30th, 2015

Article source: v2com

Train World, the new Belgian railway museum, opened on September 25 after ten years of work and an investment of 25 million euros. Lightemotion, creative office in Montreal, is pleased to have participated in the lighting of this new past, present and future railway showcase, which exhibits the most beautiful original pieces of the country’s history collection.

Image Courtesy © Marie-Francoise Plissart

Image Courtesy © Marie-Francoise Plissart

  • Architects: Lightemotion
  • Project: Multisensory experience at the new Belgian railway museum Train World
  • Location: Brussels, Belgium
  • Photography: Marie-Francoise Plissart

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Grimmwelt in Kassel, Germany by kadawittfeldarchitektur

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

Article source: kadawittfeldarchitektur

The new museum at the Weinberg in Kassel has been designed to present the Brothers Grimm‘s works. It translates the historical and topographical features of the surrounding park into a continuous open space and invites visitors to explore the exhibitions at their own pace.

Image Courtesy © Jan Bitter

Image Courtesy © Jan Bitter

  • Architects: kadawittfeldarchitektur
  • Project: Grimmwelt 
  • Location: Kassel, Germany
  • Photography: Jan Bitter
  • Project management: Oliver Venghaus
  • Project team: Martina Malsbender, Emma Mc Gloin, Jörg Notbohm, Leonie Horstmann, Diana Lamsfuß, Volker Steinbrenner, Robert Ringhoff (student assistant), LiessaRiebesel (student assistant) Consultants: Daniel Trappen (interior design), Christiane Luiz (interior design), Andreas Horsky (visualisation), Andrea Blaschke (modelling)
  • Project team competition phase: Johannes Müntinga, Simon Kortemeier, Martin van Laack (student assistant)
  • Project management: DU Diederichs Projektmanagement AG & Co.KG, Wuppertal
  • Structuralengeneering: Bollinger + Grohmann, Frankfurt am Main
  • Constructionsitemanagement / tendering: ATELIER 30 Architekten GmbH, Kassel
  • Client: DocumentaStadt Kassel represented by AmtfürHochbau und Gebäudebewirtschaftung (construction – overall project management) and Kulturamt (management of museum concept and exhibition design) ObereKönigsstraße 8, 34117 Kassel (more…)

Zhujiajiao Museum of Humanities & Arts in China by Scenic Architecture Office

Saturday, October 24th, 2015

Article source: Scenic Architecture Office

As the most integrally preserved canal-town in Shanghai, Zhujiajiao attracts an increasing number of visitors every year with its authentic tradition of eastern China.  The site, located at the entry of the old town, faces two 470-year-old ginkgo trees.  This 1,800 sqm museum will house paintings and other art works related to the history of Zhujiajiao.

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  • Architects: Zhu XiaofengScenic Architecture Office
  • Project: Zhujiajiao Museum of Humanities & Arts
  • Location: Zhujiajiao town, Shanghai, China
  • Photography: Iwan Baan
  • Software used: CAD, Sketchup, Photoshop, IN design
  • Client: Shanghai Dianshanhu Newtown Development Ltd.
  • Site Area: 1448 sqm
  • Building Area: 1818 sqm
  • Program: Fine Arts Museum
  • Design/Built: 2008-2010
  • Design Team: Li Qitong, Xu Lei, Dong Zhiping, Zhang Hao
  • Structural & MEP: Shanghai Xiandai Huagai Architectural Design Ltd.
  • Material: White painted wall, Glass, Zinc panel roofing, granite

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El Laberinto in Mexico by Archinature Workshop

Sunday, September 27th, 2015

Article source: Archinature Workshop

A children’s museum in essence should be a space that encourages children’s mind and produce a sense of discovery by playing. That’s why the concept of Labyrinth of Crete arises as the starting point for the Children’s Museum – Iztapalapa.

Image Courtesy © Archinature Workshop

Image Courtesy © Archinature Workshop

  • Architects: Archinature Workshop
  • Project: El Laberinto
  • Location: Mexico
  • Software used: Archicad 18, Artlantis and Photoshop

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The New Bauhaus Museum in Dessau, Germany by Penda

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015

Article source: Penda

Art and Technology: A New Unity

Resting on the description of Bauhaus by Walter Gropius:”” Only perfect harmony in the technical function and in the proportions of form can produce beauty”, our design for the New Bauhaus Museum is a fusion of clear geometry and technological aspects , that offer a great amount of flexibility and integration to Dessau’s City Centre. Life in a city is multiple, ambiguous and in constant change. Alternating climate seasons and weather conditions, different demand at day or night, various events and happenings throughout the year. Our aim was to create a Museum that connects and interacts with those multiple settings of daily life in Dessau in a very direct and responsive way. Due to its ability to transform itself, it can react to various needs within the City Park and offers the possibility to become a connecting hub, which shapes the community around it and links its visitors to the vision of the Bauhaus era.

Image Courtesy © Penda

Image Courtesy © Penda

  • Architects: Penda
  • Project: The New Bauhaus Museum
  • Location: Dessau, Germany
  • Project Type: Cultural / Museum
  • Project Year: Competition Finalist (out of 830 participating Offices)
  • Project Size : 4.500m2
  • Project Team: Chris Precht, Dayong Sun, Xue Bai,Veit Burgbacher, Quan He, Pengchong Li, Frank Li, Jeong Hoon Kim, Yurii Suhov

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Kruizenga Art Museum in Holland, Michigan by C Concept Design

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

Article source: C Concept Design

The new Kruizenga Art Museum (KAM) at Hope College in Holland, Michigan, has been described as a “breath of fresh air”. The uniqueness of the 15,000 gsf Museum building is largely due to its unorthodox, saw-toothed granite exterior.

Image Courtesy © Tom Wagner

Image Courtesy © Tom Wagner

  • Architects: C Concept Design
  • Project: Kruizenga Art Museum
  • Location: Holland, Michigan, USA
  • Photography: Tom Wagner
  • Software used: Rivet, Autocad, 3DMax
  •  Lead Architect: Matthew VanderBorgh, C Concept Design, the Hague, the Netherlands
  • Design Team (C Concept Design): Matthew VanderBorgh, Donald Battjes, Craig Nicely, Lisa Warren, Chad Gould, Euan Cameron and Mirjan van den Heetkamp
  • Local Architect: Progressive AE, Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Program Lead: Donald Battjes,former chief of Operations, LACMA Los Angeles California
  • Programming: Timothy J. Chester & Associates LLC Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Museum Director: Charles Mason, Hope College, Holland Michigan
  • Engineers: Progressive AE, Grand Rapids, Michigan Dailey Engineering, Onsted, Michigan
  • Size: 15,000 gsf / 1,394m²
  • Completion Date: Fall 2015

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