AD Round Up: Museums Part III

AD Round Up: Museums Part III

From Portugal, Germany, Canada, UK and Sweden, here’s our third selection of previously featured museum on AD. Remember to check them all after the break!

Santa Marta Lighthouse Museum / Aires Mateus Aires Mateus is an office that has been working on minimal projects, blending the new with the old in a subtle way. More fresh portuguese architecture, thanks to photographer Joao Morgado for sharing this with us! (read more…)

Muritzeum / Wingardh Visitor centre for the region “Mecklenburgische Seenplatte”. A unique central point in Waren in between Müritz, the older town centre and the surrounding countryside. Müritzeum includes a freshwater aquarium, multimedia exhibits, restaurant and a shop. The building extends out like a peninsular in Herrensee and personifies elements essentially different from one another as solid ground and water (read more…)

Gardiner Museum Renewal / KPMB Architects The Gardiner Museum is one of the world’s pre-eminent institutions devoted to ceramic art, and the only museum of its kind in Canada. It is also one of the major projects in Toronto’s cultural renaissance. The Gardiner renewal, together with the Royal Ontario Museum across the street and the Royal Conservatory of Music around the corner on Bloor Street West, will form a new cultural precinct for the city (read more…)

Garden Museum / Dow Jones Architects It appeared to us that creating a dedicated place for the museum’s permanent collection was equally important, as the exhibits were frequently moved to make space for events. We developed a strategy which addressed both issues. Our idea was to create a belvedere within the existing building. This houses the new galleries and provides a raised ground from which a new perspective of the existing building is attained (read more…)

Kalmar Museum of Art / Tham & Videgård Hansson Arkitekter The new Kalmar Museum of Art is the result of a winning proposal in the open international competition in 2004 and will be inaugurated in 2007. Situated in the City Park of the renaissance town of Kalmar, it will be added to a restaurant pavilion dating from the 1930s by Swedish modernist architect Sven-Ivar Lind (read more…)

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Cite: Sebastian Jordana. "AD Round Up: Museums Part III" 26 Mar 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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