Contemporary Museum Buildings

Contemporary Museum Buildings, Pictures, Architects, Interiors, Designs, Projects

Contemporary Museum Buildings : Architecture

Major Developments from around the world

Contemporary Museum Buildings

We’ve selected what we feel are the key examples of Contemporary Museum Buildings. We cover completed museum buildings and new building designs across the world. The focus is on contemporary Museum buildings.

We have 6 pages of Museum Buildings selections.

Museum Buildings : news + key projects

Museum Architecture : A-F

Contemporary Museum Buildings : G-L (this page)

Museum Building Designs : M

Museum Designs : N-R

Museum Architecture Designs : S-Z

Contemporary Museum Architecture – latest additions to this page, arranged chronologically:

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, MA, USA
Design: Renzo Piano Building Workshop
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Building
© Nic Lehoux / Renzo Piano Building Workshop

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Boston – 12 Jan 2012
The New Wing and restored Historic Galleries are designed by Pritzker Prize-Winning Architect Renzo Piano.

Hoki Museum, Chiba, Japan
Design: Nikken Sekkei
Hoki Museum Building
image : Harunori Noda

Hoki Museum Building
An amazing cantilever is one of the highlights of this luxurious Japanese building.

Lille Museum of Modern Art – Pavilion, France
Design: 2hD Architects
Pavilion Lille Museum of Modern Art
image from architect

Lille Museum of Modern Art Building
Recently extended, this building reopened its doors in 2010 with the help of this welcoming pavilion. The pavilion site lies next to the subtle original brick buildings of the museum, within its extensive sculpture gardens, and overlooks the surrounding country park.

Contemporary Museum Buildings

Major New Museum Architecture Projects, alphabetical:

German Film Museum, Frankfurt, Germany
ATELIER BRÜCKNER
German Film Museum
photo : Uwe Dettmar, Frankfurt/Main

German Film Museum Building
The Getty Center, Los Angeles, USA
Richard Meier & Partners
Getty Center Building
photo © Alice McRae

Getty Center Building
Glasgow Transport Museum, Scotland
Zaha Hadid Architects
Glasgow Transport Museum Building
photo © Alice McRae

Glasgow Transport Museum
GRAM – Art Museum, USA
wHY architecture
GRAM
photo : Chris Barrett@Hedrich Blessing

GRAM Michigan
Grand Museum of Egypt, Cairo, Egypt
Heneghan Peng Architects
Grand Museum of Egypt
picture : heneghan.peng.architects

Grand Museum of Egypt
Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, England
Pringle Richards Sharratt
Herbert Art Gallery and Museum
photo from CABE

Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, Coventry
Hergé museum, Belgium
Atelier Christian de Portzamparc
Herge Museum Building
picture © Nicolas Borel

Herge Museum
Hoki Museum, Chiba, Japan
Nikken Sekkei
Hoki Museum Building
image : Harunori Noda

Hoki Museum
Imperial War Museum North, England
Daniel Libeskind Architects
Imperial War Museum building
photo © Adrian Welch

Imperial War Museum Manchester
Jeongok Prehistory Museum, Korea
X-TU
Jeongok Prehistory Museum South Korea
photo from architect

Jeongok Prehistory Museum
Jewish Museum building, Berlin, Germany
Daniel Libeskind, Architect
Jewish Museum Berlin
photograph © Bitter Bredt

Jewish Museum Berlin
Kalmar Museum of Art, Sweden
Tham & Videgård Hansson Architects
Kalmar Museum of Art
building image from TVH Arkitekter

Kalmar Museum of Art
Kazerne Dossin Museum, Belgium
Claus en Kaan Architecten
Kazerne Dossin Museum
picture from architect

Mechelen museum
Koninklijk Museum, Belgium
Claus en Kaan Architecten
Koninklijk Museum
image from architect

KMSKA, Antwerp
Lee Ufan Museum, Japan
Architect: Tadao Ando
Lee Ufan Museum
photograph : Tadasu Yamamoto

Lee Ufan Museum
Liangzhu Culture Museum, China
David Chipperfield Architects
Liangzhu Culture Museum Building
photo © Christian Richters

Liangzhu Culture Museum
Lille Metropole museum, France
Manuelle Gautrand
Lille Metropole museum building
photo : Max Lerouge

Lille Metropole museum
Lille Museum of Modern Art, France
2hD Architects
Pavilion Lille Museum of Modern Art
image from architect

Lille Museum of Modern Art Pavilion
Literaturmuseum der Moderne, Germany
David Chipperfield Architects
Museum of Modern Literature
photograph © Christian Richters

Museum of Modern Literature, Marbach
Lowry Centre, Salford, England
JSMW&A Ltd; MW&PL then B+BAL
Lowry Centre building
photo © Adrian Welch

Lowry Centre Building

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Contemporary Museum Buildings – No Images

Building Designs, alphabetical:

The Getty Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
1997
Richard Meier Architects

Gotoh Museum, Tokyo, Japan

David Chipperfield, Architects

Grand-duc Jean Modern Art Museum, Luxembourg
2006
Pei Cobb Freed & Partners
MUDAM, Luxembourg – aka Musee d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean

Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA
1959
Frank Lloyd Wright Architects
Guggenheim Museum

Guggenheim Museum proposal, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Jean Nouvel

Hamar Bispegaard Museum, Norway
1973
Sverre Fehn

Hans Arp Museum, Bahnhof Rolandsdeck, Germany

Richard Meier Architects

Heaven Pavilion, Tateyama Museum, Japan
1995
Enric Miralles

High Museum of Art, Atlanta, USA
1983
Richard Meier Architects

High Museum of Art Expansion, Atlanta, USA
2006
Renzo Piano Architects

Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan
1989
Kisho Kurokawa

History Museum, Stuttgart, Germany

Wilford Schupp

Hunterian Museum, Glasgow, Scotland
1978
William Whitfield
Hunterian Museum

Jewish Museum – new glass courtyard extension, Berlin, Germany
2007
Daniel Libeskind

Jewish Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark

Jewish Museum Copenhagen

Kanno Museum of Art, Shiogama, nr Sendai, Japan
2005
Atelier Hitoshi Abe

Karmøy Fishing Museum, Norway
1998
Snøhetta Architects

Köppersmöhle Museum : Grothe Collection, Duisburg, Germany
1999
Herzog de Meuron Architects
Köppersmöhle Museum

Lillehammer Museum Extension, Norway
1959
Sverre Fehn & Geir Grung; Maihaugen

Louvain-La-Neuve Museum, Belgium
1992
Kisho Kurokawa

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Guggenheim Museum New York

Porsche Museum Stuttgart building

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