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Lenbachhaus Museum in Munich, Germany by Foster + Partners

Saturday, May 11th, 2013

Article source: Foster + Partners

A ceremony has been held today, attended by German Culture Minister, Mrs Wanka; the Mayor of Munich, Mr Ude; Lord Foster and Dr Helmut Friedl, Director of the Lenbachhaus Museum, to mark the completion of a major project to transform the experience for visitors.

Image Courtesy © Nigel Young_Foster + Partners 

  • Architects: Foster + Partners
  • Project: Lenbachhaus Museum reopens
  • Location: Munich, Germany
  • Photography: Nigel Young_Foster + Partners
  • Client: City of Munich, Cultural Department and Building Department
  • Design Team: Norman Foster, David Nelson, Stefan Behling, Christian Hallmann, Ulrich Hamann, Klaus Heldwein, Florian Boxberg, Leonhard Weil, Judith Kernt, Henriette Hahnloser, Eike Danz, Diana Krumbein, Simon Weismaier, Christopher Von Der Howen, Inge Tummers, Jörg Grabfelder, Katrin Hass, Tillmann Lenz
  • Project Management: DU Diederichs
  • Structural Engineer: Sailer Stepan & Partner GmbH
  • Mechanical Engineer: Ingenieurbüro Robert Ottitsch (HLS + RLT), PEG GmbH (Elektro)
  • Quantity Surveyor: CBP Cronauer
  • Cost Consultant: Höhler + Partner
  • Landscaping Burger: Landschaftsarchitekten
  • Lighting Design: Ingenieurbüro Bamberger
  • Appointment: 2002
  • Construction Start: 2009
  • Completion: 2013
  • Site Area: Approx. 4,000m²
  • Area (Gross): 12,328m²
  • Cost: Project cost: 59 million Euros, LED Lighting: 4.3 million Euros

MUZEUM PAN TADEUSZA in Wrocław, Poland by Migliore+Servetto Architects

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

Article source: Migliore+Servetto Architects

This project won second prize of the competition for the permanent exhibition project.

A simple and clear journey through different scenarios for unique and emotional experience inside the new Pan Tadeusz Museum in Wrocław/Poland.The poem as a fil rouge through the entire exposition that connects different spaces, narrative figures that guide the visitor across the story and central elements that allows the knowledge sharing for individuals and groups.

Image Courtesy © Migliore+Servetto Architects

  • Architects: Migliore+Servetto Architects
  • Location: Kamienica pod Złotym Słońcem, Wrocław, Poland
  • Photography: Migliore+Servetto Architects
  • Date: 2012
  • Organizator: Zakład Narodowy Im. Ossolińskich


Museum And Educational Center in Moscow, Russia by 3XN

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

Article source: 3XN

The intent of the new Museum & Educational Centre (MEC) is to be a meaningful building beyond its iconic form.  Through both an internal and external architectural expression of flexibility, it recognizes that architecture shapes behavior.  In that regard, the new MEC is about connecting with people, while opening up the world of science, technology, innovation and Russia’s extraordinary achievements in these domains. As technology develops and we enter deeper into the 21st century, the convergence of Science and Art becomes even more relevant in our everyday interactions. Today’s society seeks ways that Science and Mathematics can be viewed as approachable disciplines, in order to understand the full potential of technology, and its applications in making our world a better place.  The new MEC will be a gateway to this world, challenging and evolving visitors’ perception of science and technology.

Image Courtesy 3XN

  • Architects: 3XN
  • Project: Museum And Educational Center
  • Location: Moscow, Russia
  • Local Architect: Asadov Architectural Studio
  • Engineer: BuroHappold
  • Software used: Rhino is the primary software for designing this project. In addition architects used Grasshopper which allows generative/parametric 3D-models for Rhino. During the sketch phase Autodesk 3ds Max was also used.


National Maritime Museum in Tianjin, China by HAO + AI

Sunday, April 21st, 2013

Article source: HAO / Holm Architecture Office + Archiland International (AI)

HAO and AI, along with three other teams, have been invited to participate in the National Maritime Museum competition, situated outside the city of Tianjin in Northern China. The proposal for the new National Maritime Museum is situated in Northern China, outside the city of Tianjin. The museum is designed to house both new and old maritime items with a focus on celebrating the historical achievements of Chinese naval exploration through out time.

Image Courtesy Holm Architecture Office

  • Architects: HAO / Holm Architecture OfficeArchiland International (AI)
  • Project: National Maritime Museum
  • Location: Tianjin, China
  • Program: Exhibition, Restaurant, Gallery, Aquarium, Education and Office.
  • Type: Invited Competition.
  • Size: 63.500 M2 / 680.000 SF.
  • Client: Withheld
  • Collaborators: Archiland International
  • Status: Pending


Karuizawa Museum Coplex in Nagano-ken, Japan by Yasui Hideo Atelier

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

Article source: Yasui Hideo Atelier

I was requested, after winning through the competition, to design a facility accompanied to the museum of Hiroshi SENJU, a world-famous Japanese painter/artist. Before I started the actual planning, I prioritized building my conceptual work first ( i.e. geometrical shape containing both traditional and modern forms ) in order to make my design coexist on the same site with the museum that had a curved form interpreting Karuizawa ’s nature in a elegant way.

Image Courtesy © Nacasa & Partners inc 

  • Architects: Yasui Hideo Atelier
  • Project: Karuizawa Museum Coplex
  • Location: Karuizawa, Nagano-ken, Japan
  • Photography: Nacasa & Partners inc
  • Program: Shop and Restaurant
  • Client: International Cultural College Foundation
  • Construction: Sasazawa Construction
  • Site Area: 8330.42sqm
  • Building Area: 331.60sqm
  • Total Floor Area: 423.51sqm
  • Structure: Steel Structure
  • Building Materials: Titanium, Glass
  • Design years: 2010,9 – 2011,2
  • Construction years: 2011,3 – 2011,9

LaM – Lille Museum of Modern, Contemporary and Outsider Art in Villeneuve d’Ascq, France by Manuelle Gautrand Architecture

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

Article source: Manuelle Gautrand Architecture

The project concerns the refurbishment and the extension of the Lille Modern Art Museum in a magnificent park at Villeneuve d’Ascq. The existing building, designed by Roland Simounet in 1983, is already on the Historic monuments list. The project aims at building up the museum as a continuous and fluid entity, this by adding new galleries dedicated to a collection of Art Brut works, from a travelling movement that extrapolates existing spaces. A complete refurbishment of the existing building was next required, some parts were very worn.

Image Courtesy © Max Lerouge – LMCU 

  • Architects: Manuelle Gautrand Architecture + Yves Tougard
  • Project: LaM – Lille Museum of Modern, Contemporary and Outsider Art
  • Location: Allée du Musée, Villeneuve d’Ascq, France
  • Photography: Max Lerouge – LMCU, Philippe Ruault & Vincent Fillon
  • Client: Lille Métropole Communauté Urbaine
  • Firms Involved at Architect’S Side:
    Museography : Renaud Pierard,
    Structures : Khephren
    Fluids : Alto,
    Economist : LTA (studies phase) , Guesquière-Dierickx (works phase)
    Multimedia : Roger Labeyrie
    Fire security : Casso
  • Other Firms:
    Refurbishing works of the existing building’s façade and roofing: Etienne Sintive,
    Landscaper : AWP
    Roofing / Finishings:: Tommasini
  • Figures:
    Surface : 11.600 sqm, including the extension : 3.200 sqm –  exhibition surface: 4.000 sqm
    Global cost : around 30 millions euros inclusive of tax
    Dates : 2002 : design contest, 2003-2005 : studies, 2006-2009 : works, 09/2010 : museum opening


Museum of Local History by Simone de Gale Architects

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

Article source: Simone de Gale Architects

A Cultural Centre in the heart of Custom House with links to ExCeL. The brief is to design 1 hectare of cultural facilities integrated with the existing urban fabric providing amenities for the local community and visitors. The development included a state of the art museum of local history, a sports centre and retail units.

Image courtesy Simone de Gale Architects 

  • Architects: Simone de Gale Architects
  • Project: Museum of Local History
  • Software used: Developed using AutoCAD Architecture software and Adobe Photoshop for the visuals

MOA – Museum of Architecture in London by Seeding Office-Architecture

Thursday, March 21st, 2013

Article source: Seeding Office-Architecture

Sir G. Scott, the man who designed Battersea Power Station, was a master in blending gothic tradition with modernism and he created some of the most legendary landmarks of his time. The concept design for the new Museum Of Architecture aims to engage the deepest roots of this listed building to a unique, sustainable and contemporary design. A building that is the symbol and beholder of an extraordinary history demands an approach which evokes, inspires and remembers its stories by retaining the visual memory of all its art deco details, including its cracked walls, marks, broken beams, etc.

Image courtesy Seeding Office 

  • Architects: Seeding Office-Architecture
  • Project: MOA – Museum of Architecture
  • Location: London, England, UK
  • Architect: Gonzalo Prades, Stefano Sedda, Roberto Dell Aqua, Rita D’ameto, Dave Cairney

Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center in Montclair, New Jersey by ikon.5 architects

Friday, March 1st, 2013

Article source: ikon.5 architects

The Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center needed to upgrade and expand its exhibition and support space for the museum that uses the life lessons of Yogi Berra, the New York Yankees and baseball to teach and promote good sportsmanship, respect, integrity, social justice and the pursuit of excellence. The museum also wished to transform its unwelcoming and defensive appearance.

Image Courtesy © James D’Addio 

  • Architects: ikon.5 architects
  • Project: Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center
  • Location: Montclair, New Jersey, USA
  • Photography: James D’Addio
  • Completed: 2010
  • Software used: AutoCad 2008

Galeria Adriana Varejão in Minas Gerais, Brazil by Tacoa Arquitetos

Saturday, February 9th, 2013

Article source: Tacoa Arquitetos

Inhotim Centro de Arte Contemporânea is located in Brumadinho, a village near Belo Horizonte, the capital of Minas Gerais state. A personal initiative of the mining industry businessman Bernardo Paz, the museum has an unusual architectural concept. Instead of sum up all its installations into a unique building, it is composed of many pavilions spread out in a park of approximately 35 hectares.

Image Courtesy © Eduardo Eckenfels 

  • Architects: Tacoa Arquitetos
  • Project: Galeria Adriana Varejão
  • Location: Brumadinho, Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • Photography: Eduardo Eckenfels, Vicente de Mello
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