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Peter Zumthor & LACMA Unveil Revised Design For New Solar-Powered Museum in Los Angeles

by , 07/07/14

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Zumthor’s plans for LACMA’s new campus on Museum Row in Los Angeles is a meandering structure with double-height, glazed openings and a fluid form that creates a feeling of continuity. The $650 million museum will have rooftop solar panels which will provide enough power for the building’s operation and feed excess energy into the local grid.

Related: Peter Zumthor Unveils Sheltered Garden for 2011 Serpentine Pavilion

The project is being revised due to criticism regarding its position and influence on the adjacent La Brea Tar Pits – an active paleontological research site and popular tourist attraction. The building’s new shape creates a larger distance between the museum and the pits, while the view of the boulevard from the new bridge adds an interesting dimension to the museum. It is likely that the design will go through more changes before it finally breaks ground.

+ Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

Via Archdaily

Images by Atelier Peter Zumthor & Partner

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