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New developments in Chinese museums: three exemplary cases

08-09-2021

New developments in Chinese museums: three exemplary cases

In recent years China has worked hard on adding to its number of significant museums. China’s new museums, which have attracted a lot of international attention, are monumental structures containing not only exhibitions but commercial spaces, promoting awareness of local history in their aesthetic and formal choices.

Guggenheim Bilbao, exhibition The Roaring Twenties

10-08-2021

Guggenheim Bilbao, exhibition The Roaring Twenties

The Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao offers a series of exhibitions that remind us that the spectacular container designed by Frank O. Gehry is a must-see for lovers of art as well as architecture. We recommend a visit to the exhibition "The Roaring Twenties", a collaboration between the Guggenheim Bilbao and the Kunsthaus Zurich.

UAD designs new Museum and Library in Jiashan, China

04-08-2021

UAD designs new Museum and Library in Jiashan, China

UAD – The Architectural Design & Research Institute of Zheijiang University Co., Ltd. – has recently completed a new cultural complex in Jiashan, China. The city is an eco-friendly and green development demonstration area in the Yangtze River Delta, thus playing the important role of a laboratory for implementing new architectural and social solutions.

16 projects selected for the RIBA International Awards for Excellence 2021

28-07-2021

16 projects selected for the RIBA International Awards for Excellence 2021

A major modern art museum in Shanghai and a new entrance building and visitor centre to the Museum Island in Berlin, a pedestrian and cycle bridge through the heart of Copenhagen, a beautiful artists’ home in Sri Lanka, a new hospital where the healing power of nature becomes a central element: these are just a few of the sixteen architectures selected for the RIBA International Awards for Excellence 2021, the important biennial awards handed out by the Royal Institute of British Architects. In November, the winner of the RIBA International Prize 2021 will be selected from these sixteen finalist projects.

Vector Architects: Shenzhen Pingshan Art Museum

21-07-2021

Vector Architects: Shenzhen Pingshan Art Museum

Vector Architects is leader of the consortium of firms and companies that has won the international competition for the construction of the Pingshan Art Museum. The project challenges the concept of the Chinese museum complex, ultimately creating a surprising deconstructed structure spread over multiple levels.

Winners of the 5th European Award for Architectural Heritage Intervention

22-06-2021

Winners of the 5th European Award for Architectural Heritage Intervention

The winners of the 5th European Award for Architectural Heritage Intervention, a prize awarded every two years in four categories, with a special mention for restoration, were announced a few days ago. The winning projects stand out for their ability to demonstrate great sensitivity, care and respect.

MoDusArchitects presents new entrance and extension of the Novacella Abbey Museum.

15-06-2021

MoDusArchitects presents new entrance and extension of the Novacella Abbey Museum.

On June 4, the museum of the Novacella Abbey was inaugurated, following the completion of the renovation works designed by MoDusArchitects, consisting of the new entrance and the extension to the museum complex. The architects had the challenging task of working with a highly heterogeneous structure, with elements dating back to the different architectural eras of the abbey and, thanks to the incisive work carried out, they were able to create a harmonious new space, with a view towards the future.

MAXXI L'Aquila Museum opens its doors

11-06-2021

MAXXI L'Aquila Museum opens its doors

After Rome, the MAXXI National Museum of 21st Century Arts has a new home in L'Aquila (in the Abruzzo region), which opened its doors to the public on May 28th. A research centre and a new hub of contemporary art and creativity, as well as a collaborative project between various national and international institutions which, through culture, aim to support the relaunch of a territory severely tested by the 2009 earthquake and, over the past year, by the Covid-19 pandemic. The Museum's inaugural exhibition entitled “POINT OF EQUILIBRIUM. Thought Space Light from Toyo Ito to Ettore Spalletti” presents eight new site-specific works, which dialogue with 60 iconic works from the MAXXI's permanent collection.

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