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Major Arts Projects from around the World

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This page contains a selection of major art gallery designs from around the globe, with links to individual project pages. e-architect select the key Art Gallery Buildings around the world, but additions are always welcome. We focus on contemporary Art Gallery buildings but major traditional Art Galleries are also covered.

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Buk Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea – 25 Jul 2013
Design: SAMOO Architects & Engineers
Buk Seoul Museum of Art South Korea
photo : Young Chae Park

Like a serene white mass integrated into the hill this new building revitalizes the region which is mostly composed of monotonous high-rises apartments and provides a nature-friendly cultural space in which the green flow of the park integrates with the art museum to become a single entity.

Koç Contemporary – New Contemporary Art Museum Istanbul, Turkey – 19 Jul 2013
Design: Grimshaw
Koç Building
image from architect

This new project has been conceived to fulfil the Foundation’s vision of showcasing the growing Koç collection to the broadest possible audience and to place these works in a national, regional and international context of contemporary artists. The Museum is due to be open to the public in 2016. Grimshaw’s winning proposal was selected from a long-list of 20 world-renowned entries.

Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Pennsylvania, USA – 18 Jul 2013
Design: Susan T. Rodriguez of Ennead Architects
Westmoreland Museum of American Art
image from architects

Groundbreaking news for the renovation and expansion of the Westmoreland Museum of American Art, located in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, designed by Susan T. Rodriguez of Ennead Architects. The design creates a new face and identity for the original neo-Georgian building, which enhances the Museum’s link to the City. The L-shaped massing of the expanded building features a new south-facing façade that visually frames the original brick building and forms a linear porch along its length.

Pingtan Art Museum, China – 12 Jul 2013
Design: MAD architects
Pingtan Art Museum Building
image from architect

This curvilinear building merges with the landscape. It is located on the largest island in the Fujian province, close to Taiwan.

Luan Gallery, Athlone, Republic of Ireland – 11 Jul 2013
Design: Keith Williams Architects
Luan Gallery Building
photo from architect

This new building has received the architectural award for the Best Cultural Building of 2013 under the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland’s annual awards programme. The Town Clerk of Athlone Town Council stated “the Luan gallery is located in a superb setting in the centre of Athlone and targets national and international projects to bring a varied and engaging arts programme to the people of Athlone. The town council is delighted that the gallery has been awarded the best cultural building of 2013 and congratulate Keith Williams Architects on their design”.

Saint Louis Art Museum, USA – 6 Jul 2013
Design: David Chipperfield Architects
Saint Louis Art Museum
image courtesy of the Saint Louis Art Museum

More photos of the new East Building added

Vanke Triple V Gallery, Tianjin, China
Architect: Ministry of Design
Tianjin Gallery Building
image from architects

Tianjin Gallery Building – 20 Jul 2012
Designed as a permanent show gallery and tourist information center for China’s largest developer Vanke, MOD’s dramatic design for the TRIPLE V GALLERY has become an icon along the Dong Jiang Bay coastline. “Despite its obvious sculptural qualities, the building’s DNA evolved rationally from a careful analysis of key contextual & programmatic perimeters”.

Art Galleries – Selection

Gallery Designs, alphabetical:

21st Century MoCA, Kanazawa, Japan
Museum of Contemporary Art Kanazawa
picture © 2008 Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa

21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art

176 Prince of Wales Road, London, UK
Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
London Art Gallery
photo © Tim Soar

London Art Gallery

Am Kupfergraben 10, Berlin, Germany
David Chipperfield Architects
Am Kupfergraben 10
photo © Ioana Marinescu

Am Kupfergraben 10 gallery building

ARoS – Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Denmark
Schmidt Hammer Lassen
photo © Adrian Welch


Art Gallery of Alberta Building, Canada
Randall Stout Architects
Art Gallery of Alberta Building
photo : Robert Lemermeyer

Art Gallery of Alberta Building

Baltic Mills project, Gateshead, England
Ellis Williams Architects
Baltic Mills
image © Adrian Welch

Baltic Mills Building

Barcelona MoCA, Spain
Richard Meier & Partners / F.J. Ramos
Barcelona Museum
photo © Adrian Welch
Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art

Caixia Galacia Art Gallery, Spain
Architect: Grimshaw
Caixa Galicia
photo : Edmund Sumner

Caixia Galacia Art Gallery

CCCB, Spain
Pinon, Viaplana, Mercade, Architects
CCCB Barcelona
photo © Adrian Welch

Barcelona Centre of Contemporary Culture

Carré d’Art, Nîmes, France
Foster + Partners
Carre d’Art Nimes
image : Nigel Young, Foster & Partners

Carre d’Art Nimes

Clore Gallery, Tate, London
Clore Gallery
photograph © AW

Clore Gallery

EMPAC, Troy, New York State, USA
image : Grimshaw

EMPAC Troy : Arts Center

Edouard Malingue Gallery, Hong Kong
Edouard Malingue Gallery
photograph courtesy OMA

Edouard Malingue Gallery

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Art Galleries Designs – No Images

Art Gallery Architecture – no images, alphabetical:

A G Leventis Art Gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus
Feilden Clegg Bradley Architects

Akademie der Kunste – Academy of Arts, Pariser Platz, Berlin, Germany
Behnisch, Behnisch + Partner

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Denton Corker Marshall Architects

Art Gallery extension, Vancouver, Canada

Michael Maltzan

Berlin Academy of Arts, Pariser Platz, Berlin, Germany
Behnisch & Partner with Werner Durth
Website: Berlin Academy of Arts

Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Le Corbusier

Centre d`Art Santa Monica, Barcelona, Spain
Pinon, Viaplana, Architects

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London Buildings

RSA Gallery

Fondation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain, Paris, France
Jean Nouvel, Architect with Emanuel Cattani et Associés
Cartier Foundation

The Photographers Gallery, London, UK
O’Donnell + Tuomey Architects
Photographers Gallery London
CGI created by Maganglo Ltd

The Photographers Gallery London

Project Orange, Moscow, Russia
Design: Foster + Partners
Project Orange
picture : Foster + Partners

Project Orange : mixed-use project with contemporary art museum

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