The most famous architects of our time compete to design futuristic and prominent architecture museums. Studio KO, Jean Nouvel, Studio Heatherwick, Snøhetta are just a few names that have in hands the most expected projects, these spectacular modern buildings will hold the most curated selection of work of arts.
Let’s have a look at the incredible museums that will open at the end of the year.
Designed by Studio KO, the Yves Saint Laurent museum is a jewel in terms of architecture. Its facade composed of crafted brick cubes alternates straight lines and rounded lines in an ocher tone that is also found inside.
Built on the edge of the Majorelle garden owned by Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé in 1980, this much awaited new cultural center of 4000 square meters includes an exhibition hall, a library, an auditorium, a bookstore and a café.
The Louvre Abu Dhabi
The opening of Louvre Abu Dhabi will finally take place this year, exactly ten years after the launch of the project. This mammoth project led by Jean Nouvel on the island of Saadiyat, in the capital of the United Arab Emirates, is inspired by the Arab architectural culture.
Designed as a “city-museum” on the sea, the site includes fifty buildings. Covered in large part by a dome filtering sunlight as “rain of light”, the complex covers almost 64,000 square meters, dedicated to permanent collections and temporary exhibitions.
Built in the heart of the eastern Saudi desert in Dharhan, the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture was designed by the Norwegian architecture firm Snøhetta. Baptized with the name of the founder of the Saudi state, the 100,000 square meter complex is home to several areas: an auditorium, a cinema, a library, an exhibition space, a museum and an archives department.
Composed of five large stones in steel and concrete, its futuristic design is inspired by the rock formations of Saudi Arabia.
Studio Heatherwick has created the Zeitz Mocaa, the new temple dedicated to contemporary African art, in Cape Town. A true architectural achievement, the all-concrete building impresses with its amazing structure.
In order not to distort this old grain silo dating from the 1920s, the structure of the forty-two existing tubes has been preserved and rehabilitated.
The new version of the ICA will open in the heart of the Miami Design District. Designed by the Spanish architects Aranguren + Gallegos Arquitectos that created this parallelepiped of steel to the geometric facade.
With its exhibition area doubled, the museum will open just in time for Art Basel Miami’s High Mass.