a+u 2009:07 Recent Museums
Cover: Porsche Museum by Delugan Meissl Associated Architects. Photo: Hertha Hurnaus.
Feature: Recent Museums
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For the past dozen years or so, at a pace of about once a year, a+u has devoted a feature section to recent museums. Looking back over this period, there have been significant extensions to well-known museums, such as the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao (1997), the extension of The Museum of Modern Art in New York (2005), and branch museums for the Musée du Louvre and Centre Pompidou. At the same time, a number of trends have emerged, such as closer collaboration between architects and curators, and greater involvement by artists with the exhibition space.This issue highlights another recent trend, involving museums that are firmly rooted in the community or small in scale but set off by distinguishing characteristics. Together with recent projects such as the new Porsche Museum, we will introduce museums in locations such as Santa Cruz de Tenerife of Canary Islands, Porto Alegre in Brazil, Alstahaug in Norway, Lolland in Denmark, and Ruthin in Wales. These museums are characterized by the selection of sustainable materials, symbioses with adjacent buildings, formal reflections of the landscape, and renovation of historic buildings. Now that the global construction rush is over, what do they have to tell us?
Delugan Meissl Associated Architects Porsche Museum Herzog & de Meuron TEA, Tenerife Space of the Arts Álvaro Siza Vieira Iberê Camargo Museum Adolf Krischanitz Temporäre Kunsthalle Berlin Tony Fretton Fuglsang Kunstmuseum Allied Works Architecture Museum of Arts and Design Sergison Bates Architects Ruthin Craft Centre Snøhetta Petter Dass Museum Daniel Libeskind Royal Ontario Museum Neutelings Riedijk Architecten Museum for City History, Antwerp Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos Moritzburg Museum Extension Bruno Mader Ecomuseum in Les Landes
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