the world's most visited architecture website
i

Sign up now and start saving and organizing your favorite architecture projects and photos

Sign up now to save and organize your favorite architecture projects

i

Find the most inspiring products for your projects in our Product Catalog.

Find the most inspiring products in our Product Catalog.

i

Get the ArchDaily Chrome Extension and be inspired with every new tab. Install here »

i

All over the world, architects are finding cool ways to re-use run-down old buildings. Click here to see the best in Refurbishment Architecture.

Want to see the coolest refurbishment projects? Click here.

i

Immerse yourself in inspiring buildings with our selection of 360 videos. Click here.

See our immersive, inspiring 360 videos. Click here.

All
Projects
Products
Events
Competitions
Navigate articles using your keyboard
  1. ArchDaily
  2. News
  3. ArchDaily Editors Select 20 (More) Amazing 21st Century Museums

ArchDaily Editors Select 20 (More) Amazing 21st Century Museums

ArchDaily Editors Select 20 (More) Amazing 21st Century Museums
ArchDaily Editors Select 20 (More) Amazing 21st Century Museums

In honor of International Museum Day we’ve collected twenty compelling museum projects. In this round up you’ll find a truly global selection; from Wang Shu's Ningbo Historic Museum in China and Tod Williams + Billie Tsien's Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia to Monoblock's Contemporary Art Museum in Buenos Aires, see all of our editors’ favorites after the break!

Biomuseo / Gehry Partners

Biomuseo / Gehry Partners. Image © Fernando Alda
Biomuseo / Gehry Partners. Image © Fernando Alda

Buenos Aires Contemporary Art Museum / Monoblock

Buenos Aires Contemporary Art Museum / Monoblock. Image © Albano Garcia
Buenos Aires Contemporary Art Museum / Monoblock. Image © Albano Garcia

Cachaça Museum / Jô Vasconcelos

Cachaça Museum / Jô Vasconcelos. Image © Junia Mortimer
Cachaça Museum / Jô Vasconcelos. Image © Junia Mortimer

Fundação Iberê Camargo / Álvaro Siza

Fundação Iberê Camargo / Álvaro Siza. © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
Fundação Iberê Camargo / Álvaro Siza. © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Ílhavo Maritime Museum Extension / ARX

Ílhavo Maritime Museum Extension / ARX. Image © © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
Ílhavo Maritime Museum Extension / ARX. Image © © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Long Museum West Bund / Atelier Deshaus

Long Museum West Bund / Atelier Deshaus. Image © Su Shengliang
Long Museum West Bund / Atelier Deshaus. Image © Su Shengliang

Museu Brasileiro de Escultura (MuBE) / Paulo Mendes da Rocha

Museu Brasileiro de Escultura (MuBE) / Paulo Mendes da Rocha. Image © Paul Clemence
Museu Brasileiro de Escultura (MuBE) / Paulo Mendes da Rocha. Image © Paul Clemence

Museu do Pão - Moinho Colognese / Brasil Arquitetura

Museu do Pão - Moinho Colognese / Brasil Arquitetura. Image © Nelson Kon
Museu do Pão - Moinho Colognese / Brasil Arquitetura. Image © Nelson Kon

Museum of Memory and Tolerance / Arditti + RDT Architects

Museum of Memory and Tolerance / Arditti + RDT Architects. Image © Courtesy of Arditti + RDT Architects
Museum of Memory and Tolerance / Arditti + RDT Architects. Image © Courtesy of Arditti + RDT Architects

Museum of Ocean and Surf / Steven Holl Architects in collaboration with Solange Fabiao

Museum of Ocean and Surf / Steven Holl Architects in collaboration with Solange Fabiao. Image © Iwan Baan
Museum of Ocean and Surf / Steven Holl Architects in collaboration with Solange Fabiao. Image © Iwan Baan

Museum Of The History Of Polish Jews / Lahdelma & Mahlamäki + Kuryłowicz & Associates

Museum Of The History Of Polish Jews / Lahdelma & Mahlamäki + Kuryłowicz & Associates. Image © Pawel Paniczko
Museum Of The History Of Polish Jews / Lahdelma & Mahlamäki + Kuryłowicz & Associates. Image © Pawel Paniczko

Nestlé’s Chocolate Museum / Metro Arquitetos Associados

Nestlé’s Chocolate Museum / Metro Arquitetos Associados. Image © Leonardo Finotti
Nestlé’s Chocolate Museum / Metro Arquitetos Associados. Image © Leonardo Finotti

Ningbo Historic Museum / Wang Shu, Amateur Architecture Studio

Ningbo Historic Museum / Wang Shu, Amateur Architecture Studio. Image © Iwan Baan
Ningbo Historic Museum / Wang Shu, Amateur Architecture Studio. Image © Iwan Baan

Perez Art Museum / Herzog & de Meuron

Perez Art Museum / Herzog & de Meuron. Image © Iwan Baan
Perez Art Museum / Herzog & de Meuron. Image © Iwan Baan

Renovation of the Chilean Museum of Pre-Columbian Art / Smiljan Radic

Renovation of the Chilean Museum of Pre-Columbian Art / Smiljan Radic. Image © Nico Saieh
Renovation of the Chilean Museum of Pre-Columbian Art / Smiljan Radic. Image © Nico Saieh

Shanghai Natural History Museum / Perkins+Will

Shanghai Natural History Museum / Perkins+Will. Image © James and Connor Steinkamp
Shanghai Natural History Museum / Perkins+Will. Image © James and Connor Steinkamp

Teshima Art Museum / Ryue Nishizawa

Teshima Art Museum / Ryue Nishizawa. Image © Iwan Baan
Teshima Art Museum / Ryue Nishizawa. Image © Iwan Baan

The Barnes Foundation / Tod Williams + Billie Tsien

The Barnes Foundation / Tod Williams + Billie Tsien. Image © The Barnes Foundation
The Barnes Foundation / Tod Williams + Billie Tsien. Image © The Barnes Foundation

 The New Rijksmuseum / Cruz y Ortiz Arquitectos

The New Rijksmuseum / Cruz y Ortiz Arquitectos. Image © Pedro Pegenaute
The New Rijksmuseum / Cruz y Ortiz Arquitectos. Image © Pedro Pegenaute

 Triana Ceramic Museum / AF6 Arquitectos

Triana Ceramic Museum / AF6 Arquitectos. Image © Jesús Granada
Triana Ceramic Museum / AF6 Arquitectos. Image © Jesús Granada

...and don't forget to check out the 20 museums that we selected last year!

ArchDaily Editors Select 20 Amazing 21st Century Museums

View the complete gallery

About this author
AD Editorial Team
Author
Cite: AD Editorial Team. "ArchDaily Editors Select 20 (More) Amazing 21st Century Museums" 18 May 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/631994/archdaily-editors-select-20-more-amazing-21st-century-museums/> ISSN 0719-8884
Read comments

ArchDaily选编的20个令人惊叹的21世纪博物馆