AD Round Up: Museums Part VI

AD Round Up: Museums Part VI

An amazing selection of museums we featured a year ago for our sixth part. Check them all after the break.

MAXXI Museum / Zaha Hadid Architects Opening the website of Zaha Hadid Architects, the home page shows the various links of the practice on a schematic plan; it is the plan of MAXXI, Museum of Arts of the XXI century, in Rome. This side-fact indicates the importance of MAXXI among the projects made by Zaha Hadid. The museum was recently completed, after ten years, and opened on preview to the public (read more…)

Jeju Provincial Art Museum / Gansam Architects & Associates The natural beauty of Jeju Island serves as a backdrop for the artistic cultural experience of this museum. Situated within the Halla Mountains, the design accentuates the surrounding natural environment through material selection and carefully designed views to the exterior (read more…)

Rennes Metropole Museum / Guinée et Potin French architectural photographer Stéphane Chalmeau shared with us the Rennes Metropole Museum by french architects Guinée et Potin. The project is the result of a competition held in 2006 for an Eco Museum, and it includes exhibition spaces, reception and administrative offices, wrapped in a wooden skin (read more…)

Memory Museum / Estudio America Sao Paulo based practice Estudio America recently completed the new Memory Museum in the cultural district of Matucana in Santiago, Chile. Interesting combination, as the Sao Paulo architecture scene has a strong heritage from Brazilian architects Oscar Niemeyer, Mendes da Rocha, Lina Bo Bardi, and other architects from the modern movement (read more…)

Museum of Pontevedra, First Phase / UP Arquitectos Amplify or build a new building. What is the critical mass that converts the former into the latter? From the outset we understood that the building to be rehabilitated (the old school in C/Sarmiento, located in the historic centre of Pontevedra) should be completed with a construction that made it a unit, in a new block of the city (read more)

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Cite: Sebastian Jordana. "AD Round Up: Museums Part VI" 18 Jan 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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