in january, it was revealed that los angeles would host the much-anticipated lucas museum of narrative art. the institution intends to celebrate the power of visual storytelling through painting, illustration, photography, film, animation, and digital art. according to the scheme’s latest planning documents, MAD architects’ original design has undergone a series of minor changes ahead of an upcoming presentation to the los angeles city planning commission.

MAD architects lucas museum
all images courtesy of city of los angeles, department of city planning

 

 

MAD’s new renderings, which were first reported by urbanize.LA, illustrate a more compact building that includes a waterfall as part of the proposal. the lucas museum is planned for LA’s exposition park, neighboring the memorial coliseum sports stadium — home of the 1932 and 1984 olympic games. the development would add between 6-7 acres of green space with galleries housed inside a sinuous structure topped with trees and other plantation.

MAD architects lucas museum
the four-story structure rises to a total height of 115 feet (35 meters)

 

 

the scheme is set to be built across two city-owned parking lots, taking the form of a four-story structure that rises to a total height of 115 feet (35 meters). spanning a pedestrianized walkway, the building’s two wings are united on the fourth floor. the rooftop provides additional exhibition space, alongside a restaurant and public garden.

 

MAD architects lucas museum
masterplan indicating the layout of the exposition park site

 

 

in october 2016, the lucas museum of narrative art revealed two conceptual proposals, both designed by MAD architects, for its long-awaited museum building. five months earlier, the george lucas-founded institution announced that it was abandoning plans to build the museum in chicago, as originally intended. groundbreaking in los angeles is planned for early 2018, with opening slated for 2021.

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  • I must say that MAD nailed a vision that suits the vision that Lucas has in his work.
    It is only sad that San Francisco, home town of Lucas could not provide more incentive to house what is going to be an amazing piece of architecture!

    yves rathle says:

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