Architecture at its best: 35 of the most wonderful (and original) museum designs of the world


Hergé Museum, Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium (designed by the French architect Christian de Portzamparc)

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The Guggenheim Museum, New York (designed by Frank Lloyd Wright)

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Ordos Museum, China (designed by MAD Architects)

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Zayed National Museum, Abu Dhabi (designed by Foster + Partners)

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Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (designed by Josef Paul Kleihues)

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Singapore’s ArtScience Museum (designed by Moshe Safdie)

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Osaka Maritime Museum (designed by Paul Andreu)

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Porsche Museum, Stuttgart, Germany (designed by Delugan Meissl)

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GC Prostho Museum

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MAXXI Museum, Rome (Designed by Zaha Hadid Architects)

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New Art Museum, New York (designed by Japanese architects Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa/SANAA)

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Ferrari Museum, Modena, Italy

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Leeum Samsung Museum of Art (Museum 1 is designed by Swiss architect Mario Botta and Museum 2 is by French architect Jean Nouvel and Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas)

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Niterói Contemporary Art Museum, Brazil (designed by Oscar Niemeyer)

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Dresden’s Military History Museum

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German Historical Museum in Berlin

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Arab World Institute, Paris (designed by jean nouvel). Photo by Roberto Alemanno

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Royal Ontario Museum, Canada (designed by Studio Daniel Libeskind). Photo by Roland Shainidze

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Museum of World War II in Gdansk, Poland (designed by Studio Architektoniczne)

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Museum aan de Stroom, Antwerp (designed by Neutelings Riedijk Architects)

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Trento MUSE by Renzo Piano. Photo by

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Museum of Performance and Design, San Francisco

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Graz Art Museum, Austria. Photo by Marco

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Art Gallery of Alberta (designed by randall stout architects), Canada. Photo by Mike Moruzi

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Ciudad de las Artes y ciencias, Valencia, Spain (designed by Santiago Calatrava and Félix Candel). Photo by Niklas Bayrle

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The Denver Art Museum, USA. Photo by Trent Brotherton

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BMW Museum, Munich, Germany. Photo by Manuel Irritier

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Milwaukee Art Museum (designed by Santiago Calatrava), Usa

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Plessi Museum, Brennero, Italy (designed by Carlo Costa)

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Museo Soumaya, Mexico City (designed by Fernando Romero. Photo by Esteban Sosa

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Guangdong museum, Guangzhou, China (designed by Rocco Design Architects Limited)

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Design Museum Holon, Israel (designed by Ron Arad)

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Salvador Dali Museum, St Petersburg, Florida (designed by HOK). Photo by Matthew Paulson

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Glasgow Museum of Transport, Scotland (designed by Zaha Hadid Architects). Photo by Billy Currie

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