AD Round Up: Museums Part I

It’s Tuesday, time for another “Round Up” of previously published works. This week, we bring you our first selection of Museums.

Grand Rapids Art Museum: LEED Gold Certified
The new Grand Rapids Art Museum, by wHY Architecture, occupies one city block right in the heart of Grand Rapids, Michigan. The new museum has 125,000 SF of floor area with more than 50,000 SF of gallery and art exhibition spaces. The new building is located adjacent to the park with sculpture “Ecliptic” by Maya Lin, forming an urban oasis surrounded by tall buildings. The design stresses both the symbolic need of a museum to be a civic icon within the city, plus fulfilling humanistic needs for people to have their own experience with art (read more…)

Petter Dass Museum
Petter Dass is one of Norways most important and beloved National poets. The project involved designing a new 1350m2 museum building, a landscape plan for the surrounding site, parking facilities and a service building. The project was financed by Alstahaug kommune, Nordland fylkeskommune, Kultur- og kirkedepartementet and commercial contributions. Snøhetta have continuously been involved in the process since 2001 and until the opening of the museum on October the 20th 2007 (read more…)

Jewish Contemporary Museum San Francisco
This two rotated cubes are part of the adaptation of the 1907 Jessie Street Power Substation, adjacent to the Yerba Buena Park in San Francisco, into the new Jewish Contemporary Museum by Daniel Libeskind Studio and local architects WRNS Studio. The project houses 63,000 sq feet for exhibitions and programs in visual, performing and media arts, and includes 3,500 square feet of space for education. The skin of the cubes is made of over 4 million luminous blue steel panels (read more…)

Fundação Iberê Camargo
The new building for the Ibere Camargo Foundation in Porto Alegre, Brazil designed by Portugal´s Alvaro Siza, is a big rectangular white concrete structure. It has a big central space enclose by circulations and exhibition spaces. Some of this circulations separate from the main body as arms going out through the facade. This form is really informed by brazilian modernists, resulting on sculptural rock in front of the river with an amazing light use, a tradition on Siza´s works (read more…)

Ilopolis Bread Museum
The Colognese Mill had been built by the Italian immigrants; and within the same cultural conditions, Brasil Arquitetura have conducted the making of the Bread Museum complex, incorporating the museum, the Baking Workshop, and the restored old Mill. The restoration of the mill, realized in conjunction with the Italo Latino American Institute (IILA), was carried out according to strict rules of scientific restoration, recovering the original elements and functions and reintegrating the abandoned back into the day-to-day of Ilópolis (read more…)

Cite: Jordana, Sebastian. "AD Round Up: Museums Part I" 17 Feb 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed 24 Nov 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=14572>