Museums in the 21st Century Exhibition, Building, Project, News, Design, Image

Exhibition at the BMW Museum Munich, Germany

Museums in the 21st Century Exhibition : Architecture Information

1 May 2010

Museums in the 21st Century – travelling exhibition comes to Munich

The BMW museum as a venue for exhibitions and part of the exhibition

Museums in the 21st Century Exhibition Munich – dates : 20 May – 19 Sep 2010

Museums in the 21st Century Exhibition - BMW museum building
BMW Museum – photo : Marcus Buck, Munich

From 20 May to 19 September, the BMW Museum Munich is showing the special exhibition “Museums in the 21st Century. Ideas, Projects, Buildings”. 27 museum designs from leading architects are showcased, to include Coop Himmelb(l)au with the Musée des Confluences in Lyon (France), Taddao Ando with the Chichu Museum of Art in Naoshima (Japan) or also Daniel Libeskind with the extension to the Denver Art Museum. Sketches and models, photos and renderings illustrate how unconventional or versatile the new prestige projects purport to be.

The BMW Museum, designed by ATELIER BRÜCKNER, is itself worth taking a special look at. It is typical of a particular trend in current museum architecture with its content-generated design. The architecture and exhibition design reflect the image of a brand. One challenge for the Stuttgart architects lay in integrating the new permanent exhibition into the designated historic building complex at BMW group headquarters. To achieve this, a flat building from the 1970s was gutted and connected with a new circuit. This leads the visitor across squares and bridges to individual exhibition houses, staged using a variety of media. The spacious, urban ambience allows the dynamism of the automotive world to become tangible.

BMW museum Munich - Museums in the 21st Century Exhibition
BMW Museum – rendering : ©ART+COM, Berlin

The international travelling exhibition “Museums in the 21st Century” is shown in the historic BMW bowl, which has been converted by ATELIER BRÜCKNER to house temporary exhibitions and connected to the permanent exhibition. The current presentation assembled by Art Centre Basel is revealed over an area covering 1000 square meters overall, situated along a ramp with five platforms.

Museums in the 21st century. Ideas, Projects, Buildings
Published by Suzanne Greub und Thierry Greub
232 pages, bound with dust jacket, 24 x 30 cm
522 illustrations, 352 in colour
Prestel Verlag, Munich 2008
ISBN 3-7913-3839-2
49.90 euros [D], 85.50 Swiss francs

BMW Museum
Architecture, Exhibition Design: ATELIER BRÜCKNER
Spatial Media Design, Interactive Installations: ART+COM
Graphic Design, Visual Identity: Integral Ruedi Baur

BMW Museum Building images
BMW Museum. Rendering: ©ART+COM, Berlin
BMW Museum: Photo: Marcus Buck, Munich

Museums in the 21st Century Exhibition image / information from ATELIER BRÜCKNER

Location: Munich, Bavaria, Germany

Museum Buildings

Museum Architecture – Selection

Abu Dhabi Louvre Museum, UAE
Jean Nouvel
Abu Dhabi Louvre Museum
image from architect
Abu Dhabi Louvre Museum

Ara Pacis Museum, Rome, Italy
Design: Richard Meier Architects
Ara Pacis Museum
photograph © Adrian Welch
Ara Pacis Augustae

GRAM – Art Museum, USA
Design: wHY architecture
photo : Chris Barrett@Hedrich Blessing
GRAM Michigan

Bilbao Guggenheim Museum, Spain
Design: Frank Gehry
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
image from the architect
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

Contemporary Jewish Museum, S.F., USA
Design: Studio Daniel Libeskind
Jewish Museum San Francisco

Glasgow Transport Museum, Scotland
Design: Zaha Hadid Architects
Glasgow Transport Museum

American Air Museum – design by Foster + Partners


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