Winner Announced For Museum Of The Second World War In Gdańsk, Poland

A jury consisting of Daniel Libeskind and others recently has announced their decision for the competition for the Museum of the Second World War in Poland, Gdańsk.

Studio Architektoniczne Kwadrat received 1st Prize and will design the new museum in Gdańsk, the city where the war broke out. 2nd Prize was awarded to Polish architects Piotr Płaskowicki & partnerzy Architekci and 3rd Prize to Greece-based BETAPLAN S.A.

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MOCA Cleveland By FOA

Residents are hopeful that Foreign Office Architects (FOA)’s first museum design (and the firm’s first major US building) will help Cleveland’s urban-revitalization project move forward. Farshid Moussavi of the FOA London has designed a geometric volume that dominates the Uptown area’s site, creating a bold icon for the new Museum of Contemporary Art. Prior to this, the MOCA rented a 23,000 square feet of space on the second floor of the Cleveland Play House complex, but with this 34,000 sqf new home, the museum will be able to showcase a bigger selection and accommodate more visitors.

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Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County Renovation By CO Architects

CO Architects continues its restoration, renovation, and modernization of the venerable Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (NHM) with an innovative expansion and re-imagination of the institution’s North Campus, which dates back to the 1920s. The $30-million project’s elements include a redesigned front façade with entry bridge, pedestrian-friendly terraces and communal areas, a new two-level car park, and a major landscape program encompassing 3.5-acres of recovered green spaces with programmed gardens and outdoor learning environments. The outdoor garden spaces are created in collaboration with landscape design firm Mia Lehrer + Associates. Currently under construction, the North Campus is set to open 2011/2012, and is overseen by project manager Cordell Corporation.

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The National Museum Of Korean Contemporary History By G.Lab*

G.Lab* by Gansam Architects and Partners proposed this design for the National Museum of Korean Contemporary History in Seoul, using a mix of reinforced concrete and steel structure to create two interesting volumes to house 5,000 years of history.

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Vertical Omotesando By Wai Think Tank

Wai Think Tank designed this proposal for the Fashion Museum Competition in Omotesando Street in Tokyo, Japan. The challenge consisted in designing a 100 meters high tower-museum, containing exhibition areas of 20th century fashion history and becoming a landmark for Tokyo.

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Kunstmuseum Basel Announces Its Competition Winner(s)

The winners for the international architecture competition Extension Kunstmuseum in Basel, Switzerland have been announced. The jury decided to award the project of Swiss architects Christ & Gantenbein the 1st prize.

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Gehry Partners Has To Step Down From Museum Of Tolerance Jerusalem Project

Museum Of Tolerance // Jerusalem // Israel // Frank O. Gehry

For six years Frank O. Gehry has been set to stamp his illustrious mark on one of the most historic cities in the world with his design for the Museum of Tolerance in Jerusalem but following a wave of protest Gehry Partners has been dropped as architect for the scheme.

Following a unanimous decision taken by its Board of Trustees at its November 5, 2009 meeting, the Simon Wiesenthal Center has announced “that it is redesigning its Museum of Tolerance project in Jerusalem to reflect today’s world economic realities, and will shortly name the new architect for the redesign.”

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Furniture Design Center By LAN Architecture

This conception of the museum of furniture and design in Neufchateau, Belgium by French architectural firm LAN Architecture was designed in 2007.

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