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Reina Sofia Museum Extension in Madrid, Spain by Zaha Hadid Architects

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

Article source: Zaha Hadid Architects

A dynamic counterpoint to the serene Sabatini Building, a new visual identity for the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, instantly recognisable like the objects it will contain: contemporary, distinctive and vivid in its individuality. A new stage for future exhibitions, offering a palette of choice in both size and typology.

Model

  • Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects
  • Name of Project: Reina Sofia Museum Extension
  • Location: Madrid, Spain
  • Duration: 1999 – TBC
  • Client: Reina Sofia Museum
  • Type: Competition / Research

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Anhui Provincial Art Museum in Hefei, China by RTA-Office

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

Article source: RTA-Office

The project developed by RTA-Office belongs to a big master plan that includes three different museum buildings surrounded by a big green area. The Anhui Provincial Paleontological Fossils Museum and the Anhui Provincial New Museum are already built. RTA-Office was involved in the design of the third one, the Anhui Provincial Art Museum. The plot is located in a new politic and cultural district. The new building will occupy the Southwest corner of the park. The client asked for a design in accordance with the surrounding environment, for a modern architectural concept, simple and elegant, at the same time for a design with complete functions.

Image Courtesy RTA-Office

  • Architects: RTA-Office
  • Project: Anhui Provincial Art Museum
  • Location: Hefei, China
  • Total land area: 1.214.056,93 m2 (300 acres) for the Museum Quarter
  • Total building area: 36.000 m²
  • Primary Function: Art Museum (16,000 m2)
  • Secondary Functions: Painting/Calligraphy Institute (2500 m2); Research Institute of Province, Archeology (2500 m2)

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Denver Art Museum Residences in Colorado by Studio Daniel Libeskind

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

Article source: Studio Daniel Libeskind

Completed in 2006, The Museum Residences is a 127,000 square-foot residential and retail building located on the corner of 12th Ave. and Acoma St. in Denver, CO. The building’s name refers to its adjacency to the Denver Art Museum extension also designed by SDL.

Together, the Residences and Museum form a new center for Denver (Image Courtesy SDL)

  • Architects: Studio Daniel Libeskind
  • Project: Denver Art Museum Residences
  • Location: Denver, Colorado
  • Building size: 127,000 sq.ft, 56 Units, 7 Floors
  • Structure: Cast in place post-tension concrete frame , Structural steel frame ( Penthouse)
  • Client: Mile High Development, Corporex
  • Joint Venture Partner: Davis Partnership

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PH Museum in Vejen, Denmark by Henning Larsen Architects

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

Article source: Henning Larsen Architects

Henning Larsen Architects has developed a design proposal for a new museum in Vejen, Denmark, which will display the universe of multi-artist Poul Henningsen – also known as PH. The museum will present a holistic picture of the artist – not only as a light maker but also as a furniture designer, author, song writer and social critic.

Rendering

  • Architect: Henning Larsen Architects
  • Name of Project: PH Museum
  • Location: Vejen, Denmark
  • Client: Development group for the establishment of a PH Museum
  • Gross floor area: 2,500 m2
  • Year of design: 2013 – 2014
  • Type of assignment: Commission

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Danish Jewish Museum in Copenhagen, Denmark by Studio Daniel Libeskind

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

Article source: Studio Daniel Libeskind

The Danish Jewish Museum is dedicated to the unique history of Danish Jewish life in Denmark starting in the 17th Century. Located in one of the oldest parts of Copenhagen, the Museum is housed within in a 17th century structure built by King Christian the IV. SDL designed the museum’s new interior space while preserving the original building. Completed in 2003, the Danish Jewish Museum was recognized with an American Architect Award in 2005.

Museum building (Images Courtesy Bitterbredt)

  • Architect: Studio Daniel Libeskind
  • Name of Project: Danish Jewish Museum
  • Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Building size: 4,800 sq.ft
  • Structure: Steel strucuture clad with plywood
  • Client: Danish Jewish Museum
  • Photography: Bitterbredt

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Regium Waterfront in Reggio Calabria, Italy by Zaha Hadid Architects

Sunday, April 15th, 2012

Article source: Zaha Hadid Architects

Located on a narrow strait, separating continental Italy from Sicily, the Regium Waterfront marks the city of Reggio Calabria as a Mediterranean cultural capital. Drawing inspiration from the radial symmetry of the starfish, the structure, housing museum and performing arts centre, stands as a beacon visible from land and sea.

Regium Waterfront

  • Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects
  • Project: Regium Waterfront
  • Location: Reggio Calabria, Italy
  • Design: Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher
  • Project Architect: Filippo Innocenti
  • Performing Arts Center: 8,000m2
  • Museum: 13,400m2
  • Competition Team: Filippo Innocenti, Michele Salvi, Roberto Vangeli, Andrea Balducci Castè, Luciano Letteriello, Fabio Forconi, Giuseppe Morando, Johannes Weikert, Deepti Zachariah, Gonzalo Carbajo

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The Palestinian Museum in West Bank, Palestine by Henning Larsen Architects

Saturday, April 14th, 2012

Article source: Henning Larsen Architects

The West Bank is characterised by the hilly landscape defining the skyline. Henning Larsen Architects’ proposal is a formation of smaller building units rising like a small clustered city from the hill side with individual tilted roofs forming the skyline. The museum will be built in phases and the smaller unit approach allows the museum to grow over time as the program matures.

Rendering

  • Architect: Henning Larsen Architects
  • Name of Project: The Palestinian Museum
  • Location: West Bank, Palestine
  • Client: Welfare Association, Palestine
  • Gross floor area: 2,500 m2
  • Year of design: 2011 – 2011
  • Type of assignment: International Competition

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TransReflex in Magdeburg, Germany by realities:united

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

Article source: realities:united

The artists group realities:united is creating the art installation TransReflex at the art museum in the Kloster Unser Lieben Frauen in Magdeburg.

After the façade installation was unveiled on Sunday, 19 Feb. 2012 in the framework of the ceremony reopening the museum, the artists will present the project at 7 p.m. on 22 Feb. 2012 in the framework of a discussion with the artists in Magdeburg’s art museum.

Exterior View (Images Courtesy realities:united, studio for art and architecture)

  • Architect: realities:united – Jan Edler & Tim Edler
  • Name of Project: TransReflex
  • Location: Magdeburg, Germany
  • Credit of All images: realities:united, studio for art and architecture

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Ordrupgaard Museum Extension in Copenhagen, Denmark by Zaha Hadid Architects

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

Article source: Zaha Hadid Architects

Our extension at Ordrupgaard redefined the relationships between the museum buildings gardens, creating a new landscape both in itself and in unison with its surroundings. Design ensures that visitors’ experience is not fragmented or compartmentalized – building / collection / gardens – but a continuous, fluid interaction between different elements and aspects.

Night View

  • Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects
  • Name of Project: Ordrupgaard Museum Extension
  • Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Duration: 2001 – 2005
  • Client: Danish Ministry of Culture
  • Status: Built

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Jøssing Fjord Center in Norway by CEBRA

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

Article source: CEBRA

The Jøssing Fjord Center is a combined museum for mining and geology. If the outside exhibition areas are also taken into consideration, the area is really a small magma park. The museum building is set just outside Jøssing in beautiful natural surroundings, next to the former mines and the power station that produced electricity for the mining activities. The basic structure – a four-armed star plan – is cast in concrete around an intermediate massive core built from bales of straw.

Auditorium

  • Architects: CEBRA
  • Project: Jøssing Fjord Center
  • Location: Jøssing Fjord, Norway
  • Commission: Public
  • Type: Competition
  • Category: Culture
  • Client: Dalane Municipality
  • Year: 2010
  • Purpose: Mining museum
  • Size: 16.146 ft2 / 1500 m2
  • Prize: Honorable mention
  • Service: Architectural services

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