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Weiss/Manfredi to reimagine the La Brea Tar Pits

Weiss/Manfredi have been chosen to lead a masterplanning project for the 13ac (5ha) campus of the La Brea Tar Pits, which is described as the world’s only active paleontological research facility in a major urban area. Tar Pits form when a type of naturally occurring petroleum leaks to the surface of the ground and its lighter elements evaporate off, leaving a sticky pool that can trap and preserve animals. Research at the La Brea Tar Pits, which are situated in
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JKMM Architects to design new annexe for National Museum of Finland

JKMM Architects have won a competition to create a new annexe for the National Museum of Finland with a disc-shaped, pavilion-like design that connects its interior with the museum's previously underused garden through floor-to-ceiling windows. The competition brief sought additional exhibition space and workshops, a new restaurant in the enclosed garden, improved accessibility and a new museum entrance. Called Atlas, JKMM's proposal was inspired by similar pavilion structures used in park-like settings. It is designed to house a stepped public
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BarberMcMurry offer green-roofed, terracotta-screened and treehouse options for Knoxville Science Museum

BarberMcMurry Architects have released three concept designs for the US$100m (€90.2m, £75.9m) Knoxville Science Museum in Knoxville, Tennessee, that variously feature a green roof, a terracotta screen and a treehouse. The museum will occupy 150,000 sq ft (14,000 sq m) and will include indoor and outdoor dining areas, an event space, meeting and maker spaces, and will incorporate the three city garages surrounding the property. The firm was tasked with creating designs that incorporate green technology and offer views of
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Hong Kong Museum of Art reopens after four-year facelift

The Hong Kong Museum of Art (HKMoA) reopened on 30 November after a renovation lasting more than four years, however, it was forced to close again temporarily due to its proximity to the ongoing protests in the city. The renovation work was carried out by Hong Kong's Architectural Services Department, which is responsible for the design and construction of many of the territory's public facilities. Exhibition space has been increased by around 40 per cent, from 7,000sq m (75,000sq ft)
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maison h unveil design for Beijing 2022's Winter Olympics Museum

maison h have unveiled designs for a Winter Olympics Museum to be built in the mountains north of Beijing in Chongli, China, that is aimed at building on the legacy of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games and will form part of the 2022 Winter Olympics development. The museum is part of a broader project to revitalize the city centre by improving the quality of public space and connecting and adding programs in the area. The building is designed with sustainability
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Museum at Emre Arolat Architecture-designed archaeological hotel set to open

The public museum at The Museum Hotel Antakya, which was designed by Emre Arolat Architecture (EAA) to be built over an archaeological site spanning 23 centuries of history, is due to open in Turkey. Having originally planned to build a 400-room hotel on their land, the Asfuroğlu family behind the development had to rethink their approach when foundation work in 2009 uncovered findings that led to a one-and-a-half year, 200-person excavation. The excavation revealed five layers of history spanning 13
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An elevator motor from the Twin Towers

A museum for everyone

"We set out by saying that our intention was to reflect the present with the Memorial Pavilion, whereas the two waterfalls going into the footprints of the two towers reflect the past"

Creating the 9/11 Memorial Museum in New York involved meticulous planning. Its director Alice Greenwald tells us more
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Jason deCaires Taylor wants to use his sculptures to educate visitors about ocean ecology

Interview: Sea view

"I want people to have more respect for all the amazing things happening underneath our oceans"

Jason deCaires Taylor has combined his love of art and ecology to create two amazing underwater museums
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Lucky dip

A renewed appreciation of the architectural merit of the UK’s historic pools are seeing many brought back to life. We take a look
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Interview: Completing the circle

We speak to the people behind Stonehenge's new visitor centre
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Visitors can ascend the building via a network of exterior walkways and staircases

Centro Botín

"It will become one of the centres of reference for art in Europe - Inigo Sáenz de Miera, Botín Foundation"

Renzo Piano’s Santander art museum
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In the Worlds Collide exhibit, life size statues of animals stampede to illustrate what happened when Panama was formed

Biomuseo

A year on from the opening of Frank Gehry’s museum of biodiversity in Panama, we speak to the people who made it happen
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The Dome will be a semi-submerged installation on a huge scale

Interview: James Turrell and Morten Schmidt

"We will create an experience of real colour and energy"

Using colour and energy for their vast ARos Aarhus Art Museum installation
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