Contemporary Museum Buildings Pictures, Architects, Interiors Designs Projects

Contemporary Museum Buildings : Architecture

Major Developments from around the world: Built Environment

post updated 23 June 2023

Contemporary Museum Building Designs

We’ve selected what we feel are the key examples of Contemporary Museum Buildings. We cover completed museum buildings and new building designs across the world. The focus is on contemporary Museum buildings.

We have 6 pages of Museum Buildings selections.

Museum Buildings : news + key projects

Museum Architecture : A-F

Contemporary Museum Buildings : G-L (this page)

Museum Building Designs : M

Museum Designs : N-R

Museum Architecture Designs : S-Z

New Museum Architecture

Contemporary Museum Architecture – latest additions to this page, arranged chronologically:

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, MA, USA
Design: Renzo Piano Building Workshop
Isabella Stewart Gardner Building - Contemporary Museum Buildings
© Nic Lehoux / Renzo Piano Building Workshop
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Boston – 12 Jan 2012
The New Wing and restored Historic Galleries are designed by Pritzker Prize-Winning Architect Renzo Piano.

Hoki Museum, Chiba, Japan
Design: Nikken Sekkei
Hoki Museum Building
image : Harunori Noda
Hoki Museum Building
An amazing cantilever is one of the highlights of this luxurious Japanese building.

Lille Museum of Modern Art – Pavilion, France
Design: 2hD Architects
Pavilion Lille Museum of Modern Art
image from architect
Lille Museum of Modern Art Building
Recently extended, this building reopened its doors in 2010 with the help of this welcoming pavilion. The pavilion site lies next to the subtle original brick buildings of the museum, within its extensive sculpture gardens, and overlooks the surrounding country park.

Contemporary Museum Buildings

Major New Museum Architecture Projects, alphabetical:

German Film Museum, Frankfurt, Germany
German Film Museum
photo : Uwe Dettmar, Frankfurt/Main
German Film Museum Building

The Getty Center, Los Angeles, USA
Design: Richard Meier & Partners
Getty Center Contemporary Museum Buildings
photo © Alice McRae
Getty Center Building

Glasgow Transport Museum, Scotland
Design: Zaha Hadid Architects
Glasgow Riverside - Contemporary Museum Buildings
photo © Alice McRae
Glasgow Transport Museum

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

Grand Museum of Egypt, Cairo, Egypt
Design: Heneghan Peng Architects
Grand Museum of Egypt
picture : heneghan.peng.architects
Grand Museum of Egypt

Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, England
Design: Pringle Richards Sharratt
Herbert Art Gallery - Contemporary Museum Buildings
photo from CABE
Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, Coventry

Hergé museum, Belgium
Design: Atelier Christian de Portzamparc
Herge Museum Building
picture © Nicolas Borel
Herge Museum

Imperial War Museum North, England, UK
Daniel Libeskind Architects
Imperial War Museum building
photo © Adrian Welch
Imperial War Museum Manchester

Jeongok Prehistory Museum, Korea
Jeongok Prehistory Museum South Korea
photo from architect
Jeongok Prehistory Museum

Jewish Museum building, Berlin, Germany
Daniel Libeskind Architect
Jewish Museum Berlin
photograph © Bitter Bredt
Jewish Museum Berlin

Kalmar Museum of Art, Sweden
Tham & Videgård Hansson Architects
Kalmar Museum of Art
building image from TVH Arkitekter
Kalmar Museum of Art

Kazerne Dossin Museum, Belgium
Claus en Kaan Architecten
Kazerne Dossin Museum
picture from architect
Mechelen museum

Koninklijk Museum, Belgium
Claus en Kaan Architecten
Koninklijk Museum
image from architect
KMSKA, Antwerp

Lee Ufan Museum, Japan
Architect: Tadao Ando
Lee Ufan Contemporary Museum Buildings
photograph : Tadasu Yamamoto
Lee Ufan Museum

Liangzhu Culture Museum, China
David Chipperfield Architects
Liangzhu Culture Museum Building
photo © Christian Richters
Liangzhu Culture Museum

Lille Metropole museum, France
Manuelle Gautrand
Lille Metropole Contemporary Museum Buildings
photo : Max Lerouge
Lille Metropole museum

Lille Museum of Modern Art, France
2hD Architects
Pavilion Lille Museum of Modern Art
image from architect
Lille Museum of Modern Art Pavilion

Literaturmuseum der Moderne, Germany
David Chipperfield Architects
Museum of Modern Literature
photograph © Christian Richters
Museum of Modern Literature, Marbach

Lowry Centre, Salford, England, UK
JSMW&A Ltd; MW&PL then B+BAL
Lowry Centre Salford - Contemporary Museum Buildings
photo © Adrian Welch
Lowry Centre Building

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Building Designs, alphabetical:

The Getty Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
Design: Richard Meier Architects

Gotoh Museum, Tokyo, Japan

David Chipperfield Architects

Grand-duc Jean Modern Art Museum, Luxembourg
Pei Cobb Freed & Partners
MUDAM, Luxembourg – aka Musee d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean

Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA
Frank Lloyd Wright Architect
Guggenheim New York

Guggenheim Museum proposal, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Jean Nouvel

Hamar Bispegaard Museum, Norway
Sverre Fehn

Hans Arp Museum, Bahnhof Rolandsdeck, Germany

Richard Meier Architects

Heaven Pavilion, Tateyama Museum, Japan
Enric Miralles

High Museum of Art, Atlanta, USA
Richard Meier Architects

High Museum of Art Expansion, Atlanta, USA
Renzo Piano Architects

Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan
Kisho Kurokawa

History Museum, Stuttgart, Germany

Wilford Schupp

Hunterian Museum, Glasgow, Scotland
William Whitfield
Hunterian Museum

Jewish Museum – new glass courtyard extension, Berlin, Germany
Daniel Libeskind

Jewish Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark

Jewish Museum Copenhagen

Kanno Museum of Art, Shiogama, nr Sendai, Japan
Atelier Hitoshi Abe

Karmøy Fishing Museum, Norway
Snøhetta Architects

Köppersmöhle Museum : Grothe Collection, Duisburg, Germany
Herzog de Meuron Architects
Köppersmöhle Museum

Lillehammer Museum Extension, Norway
Sverre Fehn & Geir Grung; Maihaugen

Louvain-La-Neuve Museum, Belgium
Kisho Kurokawa

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New Architectural Designs

Contemporary Architects

Guggenheim Museum New York

Porsche Museum

Contemporary Housing

Contemporary Interiors

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