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Museum Architecture

Major Architectural Projects from around the world

Museum Architecture

We’ve selected what we feel are the key examples of Museum Architecture. We cover completed buildings and new building designs across the world.

We have 6 pages of Museum Buildings selections.

Museum Buildings : news + key projects

Museum Architecture : A-F (this page)

Contemporary Museum Buildings : G-L

Museum Building Designs : M

Museum Designs : N-R

Museum Architecture Designs : S-Z

Museum Architecture Designs

Museum Buildings – latest additions to this page, arranged chronologically:

Chengdu Museum, China
Design: Sutherland Hussey Architects
Museum Architecture
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Chengdu Museum building
The New City Museum will be the most important cultural building in Chengdu and needs to assert itself on the Tian Fu Square against a backdrop of ever-increasing commercial development. As part of our overall masterplan for the square we propose an agreed datum corresponding to the adjacent Mayor’s building be established for three sides of the square, whilst along the southern edge, commercial developments are allowed to go significantly higher. With this in mind our proposal obeys strict adherence to a 36 metre datum along the full length of the front façade.

Abu Dhabi Louvre Museum, UAE
Jean Nouvel
Abu Dhabi Louvre Museum
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Abu Dhabi Louvre Museum
This building is due to become one of the world’ hottest cultural landmarks: the Louvre Abu Dhabi on Saadiyat Island. This universal museum, which started on site in May 2009 is due to be completed in 2013. A key design element of the Louvre Abu Dhabi will be its great dome, 180 metres (almost 600 feet) in diameter, floating above a cluster of buildings and waterways. Perforated by interlaced patterns, the dome will let a diffused light filter magically into the spaces below.

Chichester Regional Museum, England
Keith Williams Architects
Chichester Museum
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Chichester District Museum
Chichester District Council’s ambition for the project centred on the replacement of its existing museum then located in a small 18th Century building, with a much larger building that would more effectively display the breadth of its collection, whilst providing full access to all. The site, a former car park, in Tower Street was chosen as archaeological remains of a series of Roman baths were discovered in the 1970s and it is in line sight of the City’s Cathedral. The baths, part of Roman Chichester (Noviomagnus Reginorum) date from the Flavian period (1st Century AD). The new museum spans the remains of the baths (the hypocaust) which have been incorporated in situ into the main entrance hall and gallery as a permanent exhibit and an intrinsic part of a museum.

Museum Architecture Designs, alphabetical:

Altes Museum, Berlin, Germany
Karl Friedrich Schinkel
Altes Museum Building
photo © isabelle lomholt

Altes Museum Berlin
American Air Museum, Duxford, England
Foster + Partners
American Air Museum Cambridge
photo : Nigel Young_Foster Partners

American Air Museum
Anne Frank House Museum, Holland
Benthem Crouwel
Anne Frank House
picture © Adrian Welch

Amsterdam museum Building Extension
Ara Pacis Museum, Rome, Italy
Richard Meier Architects
Ara Pacis Museum
photograph © Adrian Welch

Ara Pacis Augustae
Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, England
Rick Mather Architects
Ashmolean Museum Building
image from architect

Ashmolean Museum extension
Augustinermuseum, Freiburg, Germany
Prof. Christoph Mäckler Architekten
image © Christian Richters

Bilbao Guggenheim Museum, Spain
Frank Gehry
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
image from architect

Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
Bread Museum, Brazil
Brasil Arquitetura
Bread Museum Building
photograph : Nelson Kon

Bread Museum
Brooklyn Children’s Museum, USA
Rafael Vinoly Architects
Brooklyn Childrens Museum Building
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Brooklyn Childrens Museum, New York
Burrell Museum, Glasgow, Scotland
Barry Gasson with Brit Andresen, Architect
Burrell Museum
picture © Adrian Welch

Burrell Museum Building
Catalonia National Art Museum, Spain
Enric Català & Pedro Cendoya
Palau Nacional
photo © Adrian Welch

Catalonia National Art Museum, Barcelona
Charleroi Photography Museum, Belgium
l’Escaut Architecture, Photography Museum
Charleroi Museum
photo : Gilbert Fastenaekens

Charleroi Museum Extension
Chichu Art Museum, Japan
Architect: Tadao Ando
Chichu Art Museum
photograph : FUJITSUKA Mitsumasa

Chichu Art Museum
Contemporary Jewish Museum, S.F., USA
Studio Libeskind
Contemporary Jewish Museum
photograph © Andrew McRae

Jewish Museum San Francisco
Darwin Centre Phase 2, London
C. F. Møller Architects
Darwin Centre London
photograph : Torben Eskerod

Darwin Centre Building
Design Museum, London
Conran Roche
Design Museum Building
photo © Adrian Welch

Design Museum
Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, UK
George Basevi
Fitzwilliam Museum Building
picture © Adrian Welch

Fitzwilliam Museum Building
Folkwang Museum, Essen, Germany
David Chipperfield Architects
Folkwang Museum building
image from architect

German museum building

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Building Designs, alphabetical:

21_21 Design Sight, Tokyo, japan
Tadao Ando Architect & Associates

Abteiburg Museum, Mönchengladbach, Germany
Hans Hollein Architects

Albertina Museum, Vienna, Austria

Hans Hollein Architects

Arken Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen, Denmark
Søren Robert Lund, Architect

Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Extension to Harvard University Fogg Museum, Massachusetts, USA
JSMWA with Perry Dean Rogers and Partners

The Atheneum, at New Harmony, Indiana, USA
Richard Meier Architects

Aust Agder museum, Arendal, Norway
David Chipperfield Architects with div.A arkitekter as

Brazilian Museum of Sculpture, São Paulo, Brazil

Paulo Mendes da Rocha

Burns Museum, Scotland

Burns Museum

Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Winnipeg, Canada

Antoine Predock

Canadian War Museum, Ottawa, Canada
Moriyama and Teshima / Griffiths Rankin Cook

Chichu Art Museum, Naoshima, Japan
Tadao Ando

Chinese National Museum, Beijing, China
Gerkan, Marg & Partners

Danish Maritime Museum, Denmark
BIG Group – Bjarkes Ingels Group
Danish Maritime Museum
image from architect

Danish Jewish Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark
Daniel Libeskind
Danish Jewish Museum

de Young Museum, San Francisco, California, USA
Herzog & de Meuron Architects

Denver Art Museum – Extension, Denver, USA
Studio Libeskind

Felix Nussbaum Museum, Osnabrück, Germany

Daniel Libeskind, Architect

Fuefukigawa Museum of Fruit, Yamanashi, Japan
Itsuko Hasegawa

Fukui City Museum of Art, Fukui, Japan
Kisho Kurokawa

Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum, Katsuyama, Japan
Kisho Kurokawa

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English Museum Buildings
English Museum Architecture
image : Daniel Hopkinson

Art Gallery Architecture

London Museum Buildings
New Museum Building London
photo : Richard Davies

Arts Centre Buildings

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