Futuristic “Spaceship” Museum Breaks Ground In Los Angeles

Futuristic “Spaceship” Museum Breaks Ground In Los Angeles

MAD Architects has revealed new renderings of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art that’s just broke ground in Los Angeles’ Exposition Park this week. Founded by “Star Wars” creator George Lucas, the museum will take on a fittingly futuristic spaceship-like appearance crafted in MAD Architects’ iconic curvaceous style. The US$ 1.5 billion museum is expected to be complete and open to the public by the second half of 2021.

Since winning the International Competition of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art in 2014, MAD Architects has developed three unique designs for the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, each of which respond to the three proposed project locations in Chicago, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. The non-profit museum’s confirmed home in Los Angeles sits on approximately 44.5 thousand square meters of land in Exposition Park.

The building’s interior has been designed as an expansive, open cave, flooded with natural light from skylights above. At least US$ 400 million worth of art will be housed in the museum, including over 10,000 paintings, illustrations and movie memorabilia. Skylights allow sunlight to flood the interior space, and guide visitors through the museum’s various programs.

The first floor and roof of the building are expansive public areas that can be enjoyed by everyone. People can exercise here, relax, talk to the surrounding natural environment, and directly experience nature in the urban environment.”