9 newly opened museums enriching the artistic and cultural scene

9 newly opened museums enriching the artistic and cultural scene

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Nationalgalerie / Reinhard Friedrich

Last year, a series of new museums, expansions and several museum renovations opened to the public, adding a new dimension to the cultural landscape around the world. From the long-awaited reopening of the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin to Ryue Nishizawa’s Jining Art Museum merging with the landscape and MVRDV’s reflective art repository, learn about the architecture of the latest places of art and culture.

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The world’s first fully accessible art museum-depository opens to the public

© Ossip van Duivenbode / MVRDV
© Ossip van Duivenbode / MVRDV

MVRDV’s Boijmans Van Beuningen Depot, the world’s first fully accessible art depot, opens to the public this weekend. The official opening ceremony takes place on November 5 and the public will be able to visit from Saturday November 6. Located at the Museumpark in central Rotterdam, the reflective structure includes exhibition halls, a rooftop garden and a restaurant, and offers a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the world of museums, making art collections accessible to the public.


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“Most people thought it was ugly – like a gas station”: David Chipperfield on the renovation of the Neue Nationalgalerie

© Simon Menges
© Simon Menges

When asked what visitors should expect to see when David Chipperfield concludes the renovation of Mies van der Rohe’s Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin, he replied: “Imagine a 1965 Mercedes. looks good, but it is falling apart inside. We want to put it in the workshop, take it apart and put it back together. So when someone turns on the switch, the motor will run. Due to ongoing pandemic health regulations, the 2021 reopening has seen a limited number of journalists and visitors visit alongside Chipperfield and explore the newly renovated architecture. Editor and photographer Gili Merin had the opportunity to photograph the project at the pre-opening event and interview the world famous architect.

Hong Kong’s New M + Museum is a Beautiful Contradictory Study

© KEVIN MAK COURTESY OF HERZOG & DE MEURON
© KEVIN MAK COURTESY OF HERZOG & DE MEURON

In this week’s reprint by Metropolis, author Mimi Zeiger explores Hong Kong’s new M + Museum, finally open to the public. “Designed by Herzog & De Meuron, the impressive building affirms the cultural ascendancy of the city while magnifying the unavoidable political tensions of the region”.

Paul Clemence publishes images of David Chipperfield’s new Kunsthaus Zurich

© Paul Clémence
© Paul Clémence

Architectural photographer Paul Clemence has published a new series of photos of the new extension of the Kunsthaus Zürich museum designed by David Chipperfield Architects. The extension is an independent addition to the existing Kunsthaus museum and houses a collection of classic Modernist works of art, the Bührle collection and temporary exhibitions. The architectural identity is inspired by the traditional stone facades of the existing Kunsthaus as well as other important public buildings in the Swiss city, and combines tradition and innovation with thin vertical fins made from local Jurassic limestone.

Estudio Herreros’ long-awaited Munch museum is finally open to the public

© Adrià Goula
© Adrià Goula

After winning first prize in the Munch Museum competition in 2009, Spanish architectural firm Estudio Herreros has finally completed construction of the museum and will open on October 22, 2021. The long-awaited museum will feature a rich collection of The Legacy and Norwegian culture and thousands of works of art by artist Edvard Munch, as well as to present a contemporary museum concept that highlights the urban role of architecture and the historical responsibility of Oslo and the nation as a whole.

Opening to the public of the Atelier Jean Nouvel art museum in Pudong

© Chen Hao
© Chen Hao

The monumental granite museum of Atelier Jean Nouvel in the Pudong district of Shanghai is now complete and open to visitors. Labeled “domain” by the architectural firm, the Pudong Art Museum covers a vast land of nearly 40,000 m² on the outer banks of the Huangpu River and offers visitors a cultural space surrounded by the river and a landscape. hilly tall trees.

Images from Ryue Nishizawa’s Jining Art Museum showcase the organic forms that inhabit the landscape

© Paulo dos Sousa
© Paulo dos Sousa

The Jining Art Museum, designed by Japanese architect Ryue Nishizawa in China’s Shandong Province, merges architecture and landscape through three structures unified by a distinctive architectural language. Images by photographer Paulo dos Sousa show how the museum relates to the adjacent lake and surrounding greenery while highlighting how the main architectural gesture of the organically shaped roof creates a series of intermediate spaces that expand the museum’s activities towards the outside in the environment.

Olson Kundig reinterprets Noah’s Ark for children’s experience at Jewish Museum Berlin

© kubix Berlin
© kubix Berlin

Completed in 2020, in the midst of a pandemic, ANOHA – The Children’s World designed by Olson Kundig for the Jewish Museum in Berlin is finally opening its doors to young audiences. The design reinterprets the myth of Noah’s Ark and reinforces the concept and ideas of a similar installation at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, created by the then-named company Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen. More than a museum experience, the project is a space for community building, a place of imagination and play that stages a universal story, creating an inclusive environment for children and families of all cultures and origins.

Philadelphia Museum opens after extensive renovation project led by Frank Gehry

© Hall + Merrick Photographers
© Hall + Merrick Photographers

The Philadelphia Museum of Art opened to the public earlier this month after completing a massive four-year interior renovation and expansion project led by Frank Gehry. The intervention, dubbed the main project, focused on renewing the museum’s infrastructure, creating galleries and public spaces while leaving the 1928 exterior intact. The culmination of two decades of planning and design, the project led by the renowned architect creates a compelling vision for the future of the museum while honoring the iconic building.

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