Check the latest details of Zumthor’s new LACMA building

Check the latest details of zumthor's new lacma building
The plaza in the Zumthor plan

Thanks to a new website and a glossy brochure, we’re getting at least a slightly clearer sense this week of what Peter Zumthor has planned for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

The Swiss architect has been working with LACMA Director and Chief Executive Michael Govan for years on an ambitious and controversial new building to hold the museum’s permanent collection. But details — architectural and financial alike — have been hard to come by.

In 2013 LACMA showed early models at an exhibition connected with the Getty Museum’s Pacific Standard Time series. This summer an oversized model of one section of the Zumthor wing, which will be clad in dark gray concrete and raised on eight giant legs as it spans Wilshire Boulevard, has been on view in Italy, of all places, as part of the Venice Architecture Biennale.

Now, to meet deadlines connected to the preparation of an environmental impact report, the museum is mailing a brochure to Miracle Mile neighbors that includes architectural renderings and a brief fact sheet about the $600-million project, which is scheduled to break ground in 2022 and be completed in 2023, the same year a Metro Purple Line subway station is expected to open at the corner of Wilshire and Fairfax Avenue.

An accompanying website, at BuildingLACMA.org, went live Thursday morning. It includes additional renderings as well as a site plan, construction timeline and other information. […]

Aline Chahine
Aline is an international licensed architect currently practicing in Canada, she is the reason you are reading this right now, Aline founded the platform back in 2008 shaping the very foundation of Architecture Lab, her exemplary content curation process that defines the online magazine today.
Aline Chahine
Aline Chahine
Aline is an international licensed architect currently practicing in Canada, she is the reason you are reading this right now, Aline founded the platform back in 2008 shaping the very foundation of Architecture Lab, her exemplary content curation process that defines the online magazine today. Highlights Aline founded Architecture Lab in 2008 Lead editor of dan | dailyarchnews since 2019 Founded and Creative Director of DesignRaid Licensed architect with creative sales and marketing experience Experience As full-fledged architect, Aline's background involved a great deal of research that lead to the creation of Architecture Lab as an online database of exemplary design. Her experience snowballed into founding two architecture platforms, Architecture Lab and DesignRaid. Education Aline received USEK’s Master of Architecture in 2004 and BA in English from the University of Toronto
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