2012-in progress
2012-in progress
2012-in progress
2012-in progress
2012-in progress
2012-in progress

Academy Museum of Motion Pictures at LACMA West

Los Angeles, U.S.A

This project is currently in development for the area of the museum’s campus known as Lacma West: the creation of the Academy Museum of Motion Picture will redevelop the existing 1938 May Company Department Store building. Additions to the north side of the building that date from 1946 will be removed and replaced with a ‘bubble’, a 1000-seat theatre and a terrace with views towards Hollywood. A dialogue between the existing building (‘gravitas’) and the new extension (‘levitas’) will emerge and with it, a discourse between shadow and light, heaviness and weightlessness.

Credits

Client: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS)

Renzo Piano Building Workshop, architects
in collaboration with Gensler and SPF:a (Los Angeles)

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