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Our museums Pinterest board is dedicated to the most iconic and unusual new institutions in the world, including Renzo Piano's Whitney in New York and Frank Gehry's Biomuseo in Panama.

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The 29,000-square-metre Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture occupies the last plot at the National Mall in Washington and was designed to celebrate America's African heritage. National Mall, National Museum, Gold Medal Winners, Metal Facade, Key Projects, Perforated Metal, Renzo Piano, Frank Gehry, African American History

Ten key projects by RIBA Royal Gold Medal winner David Adjaye

The 29,000-square-metre Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture occupies the last plot at the National Mall in Washington and was designed to celebrate America's African heritage.

The interactive Spyscape museum was designed by Adjaye in response to consultations with former members of renowned hacking collectives and directors of intelligence agencies. Manhattan New York, Lower Manhattan, Interactive Museum, New York Museums, New Museum, Kids Museum, Famous Buildings, Exhibition Display, Lower East Side

Ten key projects by RIBA Royal Gold Medal winner David Adjaye

The interactive Spyscape museum was designed by Adjaye in response to consultations with former members of renowned hacking collectives and directors of intelligence agencies.

UAE-based SpaceContinuum Design Studio has collaborated with the Sharjah Art Foundation to turn a 1970s brutalist restaurant into an arts centre in Sharjah. Renzo Piano, Flying Saucer, Frank Gehry, Sharjah, Dezeen, Brutalist, Patio, Outdoor Decor, Mansions

Sharjah's brutalist Flying Saucer turned into arts centre

UAE-based SpaceContinuum Design Studio has collaborated with the Sharjah Art Foundation to turn a 1970s brutalist restaurant into an arts centre in Sharjah.

Alongside the atrium on the ground floor will be a reception area, a 500 square-metre shop and a cafe, which also has outdoor seating. The museum exhibits including an interactive chocolate tour, which were designed by Atelier Brückner, were placed on the floors above. Atrium, Lindt Sprüngli, Red Brick Exteriors, Glazed Brick, Lake Zurich, Chocolate Fountains, Spiral Staircase, Staircases, Christen

Christ & Gantenbein unwraps Lindt Home of Chocolate on Lake Zurich

Alongside the atrium on the ground floor will be a reception area, a 500 square-metre shop and a cafe, which also has outdoor seating. The museum exhibits including an interactive chocolate tour, which were designed by Atelier Brückner, were placed on the floors above.

The museum is arranged around a large – 64 metres long, 15 metres high, and 13 metres wide – atrium that contains the world's largest chocolate fountain, which is nine-metres tall and topped with an over-sized whisk. Surrounding the atrium a series of spiral staircases, round load-bearing pillars and circular balconies animate the space. Red Brick Exteriors, History Of Chocolate, Glazed Brick, Lake Zurich, Green Facade, Chocolate Pictures, Chocolate Fountains, Chocolate Factory, Christen

Christ & Gantenbein unwraps Lindt Home of Chocolate on Lake Zurich

The museum is arranged around a large – 64 metres long, 15 metres high, and 13 metres wide – atrium that contains the world's largest chocolate fountain, which is nine-metres tall and topped with an over-sized whisk. Surrounding the atrium a series of spiral staircases, round load-bearing pillars and circular balconies animate the space.

Within the building, Christ & Gantenbein created a "playful" space to contrast the more utilitarian exterior. Atrium, Contemporary Architecture, Architecture Design, Concrete Architecture, Concrete Building, Contemporary Art, Red Brick Exteriors, Glazed Brick, Lake Zurich

Christ & Gantenbein unwraps Lindt Home of Chocolate on Lake Zurich

Within the building, Christ & Gantenbein created a "playful" space to contrast the more utilitarian exterior.

Architecture studio Christ & Gantenbein has completed a museum for chocolate brand Lindt alongside its headquarters in the Swiss town of Kilchberg on Lake Zurich. Red Brick Exteriors, History Of Chocolate, Lindt, Glazed Brick, Lake Zurich, Green Facade, Spiral Staircase, Christen, Atrium

Christ & Gantenbein unwraps Lindt Home of Chocolate on Lake Zurich

Architecture studio Christ & Gantenbein has completed a museum for chocolate brand Lindt alongside its headquarters in the Swiss town of Kilchberg on Lake Zurich.

Steven Holl's exhibition and performance centre for Virginia Commonwealth University is made from irregularly shaped blocks that slot together, covered in translucent glass panels and pre-weathered zinc. Steven Holl Architecture, Architecture Design, Ancient Architecture, Sustainable Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Public Architecture, Design Architect, Pavilion Architecture, Architecture Drawings

Ten translucent buildings with exteriors that allow light to pass through

Steven Holl's exhibition and performance centre for Virginia Commonwealth University is made from irregularly shaped blocks that slot together, covered in translucent glass panels and pre-weathered zinc.

With Burning Man 2020 taking place in virtual format, architect John Marx and artist Absinthia Vermut have created a digital tour of the museum-like pavilion they had designed for the event. Oakland Museum, Black Rock Desert, Space Gallery, Civil Engineering, Burning Man, Virtual Tour, Art World, Pavilion, Exterior Design

John Marx and artist Absinthia Vermut create virtual experience of Burning Man pavilion

With Burning Man 2020 taking place in virtual format, architect John Marx and artist Absinthia Vermut have created a digital tour of the museum-like pavilion they had designed for the event.

Dorte Mandrup's proposal for the Exilmuseum Berlin was the winning entry to an international competition for the museum that was initiated in November 2019. The studio's design was developed with the support of Höhler & Partner, Topotek1 and Buro Happold. Post Modern Architecture, Architecture Design, Cobblestone Paving, Brick Facade, Postmodernism, Foyer, Modern Design, Germany, Gallery

Dorte Mandrup's Exilmuseum Berlin will facilitate "understanding of exile"

Dorte Mandrup's proposal for the Exilmuseum Berlin was the winning entry to an international competition for the museum that was initiated in November 2019. The studio's design was developed with the support of Höhler & Partner, Topotek1 and Buro Happold.

Dorte Mandrup's design has a simple, curved form and is intended to highlight the position of the former Anhalter Bahnhof railway station, from where hundreds of people fled in exile during World War II before it was largely destroyed by bombing in 1943. Louis Kahn, Museum Architecture, Architecture Design, Hans Poelzig, Cobblestone Paving, Berlin City, Brick Facade, Immersive Experience, Berlin Germany

Dorte Mandrup's Exilmuseum Berlin will facilitate "understanding of exile"

Dorte Mandrup's design has a simple, curved form and is intended to highlight the position of the former Anhalter Bahnhof railway station, from where hundreds of people fled in exile during World War II before it was largely destroyed by bombing in 1943.

Dorte Mandrup has revealed visuals of a museum in Berlin that will create a backdrop to the ruins of Anhalter Bahnhof station and tell stories of the people who fled the Nazi regime. Louis Kahn, Hans Poelzig, Cobblestone Paving, Museum Plan, Berlin Museum, Engineering Firms, Civil Engineering, Berlin City, Brick Facade

Dorte Mandrup's Exilmuseum Berlin will facilitate "understanding of exile"

Dorte Mandrup has revealed visuals of a museum in Berlin that will create a backdrop to the ruins of Anhalter Bahnhof station and tell stories of the people who fled the Nazi regime.

Slender grey brick walls protrude from the front of fine arts museum Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts Lausanne, which Barcelona studio Barozzi Veiga created in the Lausanne city centre. Museum Of Fine Arts, Museum Of Modern Art, Art Museum, Lausanne, Museum Architecture, Architecture Design, Cultural Architecture, Commercial Architecture, Basement Floor Plans

Barozzi Veiga designs Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts Lausanne with ridged brick facade

Slender grey brick walls protrude from the front of fine arts museum Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts Lausanne, which Barcelona studio Barozzi Veiga created in the Lausanne city centre.

Barozzi Veiga designs Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts Lausanne with ridged brick facade. S Brick, Brick Facade, Lausanne, Exhibition Space, Museum Exhibition, New Museum, Ground Floor Plan, Urban Setting, Architectural Features

Barozzi Veiga designs Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts Lausanne with ridged brick facade

Barozzi Veiga designs Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts Lausanne with ridged brick facade.

The US Olympic and Paralympic Museum has 20,000 square foot (6096 square metres) of galleries across the ground, first and second floor, interspersed with other elements of the programme. Walker House, Modernism Week, Us Olympics, New York Museums, Colorado Springs, Colorado Usa, Palm Springs, Architect Design, Atrium

Diller Scofidio + Renfro completes US Olympic and Paralympic Museum covered in steel

The US Olympic and Paralympic Museum has 20,000 square foot (6096 square metres) of galleries across the ground, first and second floor, interspersed with other elements of the programme.

Smooth floors suited to wheelchairs, glass guardrails that allow for visibility from a low height, benches with guards for canes and moveable cafe seating are among other details designed to improve accessibility. Interactive Exhibition, Us Olympics, New York Museums, Pedestrian Bridge, Summer Games, Space Gallery, Design Museum, Outdoor Events, Architect Design

Diller Scofidio + Renfro completes US Olympic and Paralympic Museum covered in steel

Smooth floors suited to wheelchairs, glass guardrails that allow for visibility from a low height, benches with guards for canes and moveable cafe seating are among other details designed to improve accessibility.