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An Art Beacon in Finland and A Museum Along A Pier: 9 Unbuilt Museum Projects Submitted to Archdaily

This week’s curated selection of Best Unbuilt Architecture highlights museum projects submitted by the ArchDaily community. Through examples from all around the world, the article explores how these spaces of knowledge and discovery are designed to inspire and inform.

Featuring a vertically developed art museum in Finland, a structure that merges with the landscape in China, or a maritime museum shaped by the conditions of the shoreline in Brazil, the round-up spans various kinds of museums and art spaces, as well as different attitudes towards the built or natural environment. The following projects reveal the ideas that shape museums in different contexts, illustrating diverse approaches towards what constitutes an institution of learning.

The new Sara Hildén Art Museum in Tampere by hey5. Image Courtesy of hey5Shanghai Submarine Museum by PES-Architects. Image © Hansinok, PES-ArchitectsThe National Museum of Korean Literature . Image Courtesy of TheeAeMountains Interweaving. Image Courtesy of 00Group+ 60

Recent Poll Shows that Only 5% Approve Zumthor LACMA Scheme

Conducted by The Citizens’ Brigade to Save LACMA, a recent poll revealed that only 5% approve of the current Peter Zumthor-designed scheme for a new LACMA, 50% Support the renovation of the existing buildings, and 85% favor encyclopedic collection in one location. The public survey also highlighted 3 designs selected out of the shortlisted six proposals of the “LACMA Not LackMA” competition.

Six International Firms Including Coop Himmelb(l)au, Barkow Leibinger, Reiser + Umemoto Propose New Ideas for LACMA

The Citizens’ Brigade to Save LACMA, had organized a competition entitled “LACMA Not LackMA”, in order to collect ideas “that could contribute to an alternate design for a new Los Angeles County Museum of Art”. The selected six designs are from renowned international firms: Barkow Leibinger, Coop Himmelb(l)au, Kaya Design, Paul Murdoch Architects, Reiser + Umemoto, and TheeAe.

“Reimagining/Restructuring” by Kaya Design, London. Image Courtesy of The Citizens’ Brigade to Save LACMA“Tabula LACMA” by Barkow Leibinger, Berlin. Image Courtesy of The Citizens’ Brigade to Save LACMA“Unified Campus” by Paul Murdoch Architects, Los Angeles. Image Courtesy of The Citizens’ Brigade to Save LACMA“HILLACAM” by TheeAe (The Evolved Architectural Eclectic), Hong Kong. Image Courtesy of The Citizens’ Brigade to Save LACMA+ 14