AD Round Up: Museums Part VII

Last year we featured many great museums. Like Alberto Campo Baeza’s Museum of Memory in Andalucia. Or Tampa’s Museum of Art designed by Stanley Saitowitz. Check five amazing museums from 2010 after the break.

Tampa Museum of Art / Stanley Saitowitz | Natoma Architects Museums began in ancient times as Temples, dedicated to the muses, where the privileged went to be amused, to witness beauty, and to learn. After the Renaissance museums went public with palatial structures where the idea of the gallery arose, a space to display paintings and sculpture (read more…)

Nanjing Art Museum / KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten Located in the cultural center of Nanjing and in the immediate proximity of the historical Presidential Palace of today’s provincial capital, the new Jiangsu Provincial Art Museum is one of the most important museums in south-east China. It has space for temporary exhibitions and houses a permanent collection featuring traditional Chinese art, which illustrates the cultural wealth of Nanjing – one of the oldest cities in southern China (read more…)

Museum of Art and Archaeology of the Côa Valley / Camilo Rebelo The Palaeolithic art in the Coa Valley is perhaps man’s first land art manifestation. The Museum is conceived as an installation in the landscape. The monolithic triangular form is a direct result of the valley’s confluences. Its materiality evokes the local stone yards and reflects two different natures: the concrete’s matter, and the local stone’s texture and colour (read more…)

The MA: Andalucia’s Museum of Memory / Alberto Campo Baeza We would like to make “the most beautiful building” for the Museo de al Memoria de Andalucía (Andalusia’s Museum of Memory) in Granada. The MA. A museum that wishes to transmit the entire history of Andalusia. As early as Roman times, Strabo described the inhabitants of Andalusia as “the most cultivated of the Iberians, who have laws in verse.” (read more…)

Dalian Shell Museum / The Design Institute of Civil Engineering & Architecture of DUT One of Dalian’s key high-end construction projects is the new Shell Museum. With more than 5,000 kinds of precious shells from all over the world on display inside, the building’s exterior has created quite a stir. With four floors above ground and one floor underground, the building contains about 18,000 sqm of space (read more…)

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Cite: Sebastian Jordana. "AD Round Up: Museums Part VII" 15 Apr 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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