Filmmaker George Lucas has appointed MAD and Studio Gang to design his proposed art museum in Chicago. The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art (LMNA) will present a history of moving images and educate visitors on various topics concerning narrative art. The project will be led by MAD’s Ma Yansong, who was selected as the principal designer.
MAD was chosen as the principle designer of the building, while Studio Gang will focus on the surrounding landscape and the bridge that will connect the museum to the neighboring peninsula Northerly Island. The former is known for its curvaceous skyscrapers in Canada and ring-shaped hotel in China, while the latter, based in Chicago, have several projects completed in the windy city.
According to Jeanne Gang, one of the aims of the project will be to create a combined ecological and urban habitat, especially concerning Northerly Island. “We are bringing together some of the top architects in the world to ensure that our museum experience begins long before a visitor ever enters the building,” said Lucas.
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