The projects inaugurated in 2020 and those expected in the coming months.
More and more spectacular museums, record skyscrapers, sustainable buildings.
The Genoese architect Renzo Piano, by the end of the year, will transform an old power plant located in the heart of Moscow into the new headquarters of the VAC Foundation, a museum with galleries, concert halls and libraries and affirms «In the GES-2 c 'is everything an architect could wish for: a place steeped in memory, an abandoned industrial space and the possibility of building a place for beauty. The beauty of art, science and conviviality ".
Inauguration in spring 2021 for the new Munch Museum designed by Juan Herreros and Jens Richter of Studio Herreros on the Oslo waterfront, near the Snøhetta Opera House. Freshly inaugurated, a few steps away is the new central library Deichman Bjørvika designed jointly by Atelier Oslo and Lundhagem with its large overhanging and panoramic reading room. In spring 2021 it will also be possible to admire the new Bourse de Commerce – Pinault Collection exhibition in Paris designed by the Japanese Tadao Ando: a concrete cylinder inserted inside the elegant French neoclassical building.
“DOING ARCHITECTURE MEANS BUILDING BUILDINGS THAT BREATHE, WHICH DO NOT CONSUME TOO MUCH ENERGY, Rather, WHICH LIVE IN SYMBIOSIS WITH THE ENVIRONMENT. WE ARE FACING A NEW EXPRESSIVE FRONTIER OF THE PROJECT. MADE OF LIGHTNESS, TRANSPARENCY, SENSITIVITY ”- RENZO PIANO
A good signal comes from the world of architecture: starting from museums, custodians of art and culture who had to upset their calendars and reinvent themselves during the months of lockdown. Among these, the most anticipated project is certainly the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles, the futuristic museum of cinema designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop with its spherical body in glass and concrete, which will open in December. It is a very busy year for the Italian senator's office who donated the new Genoa Bridge inaugurated this summer to his city and overseas Florida is transforming the Miami skyline with the project of a luxurious residential tower that is added to the skyscrapers completed this year by Citterio Viel & Partners and Zaha Hadid Architects.
2020 is a record year in Düsseldorf has opened the largest vertical garden in Europe with all due respect to the Bosco Verticale in Milan by Stefano Boeri. An 8 km long green shell with 30,000 hedges and designed by Ingenhoven Architects and containing the Kö Bogen II offices. The Mjøstårnet (tower on Lake Mjøsa), the tallest wooden skyscraper in the world built by Voll Arkitekter in Norway, has also conquered the heights of sustainable architecture. Extraordinary numbers also for Edge, the sky-deck located on the hundredth floor of the New York skyscraper 30 Hudson Yards designed by KPF and Rockwell Group which has become the highest vantage point in the western hemisphere with its 345 m.
“NOW THAT THE BIRCHES HAVE BEEN PLANTED ON THE ROOF OF THE DEPOT, THE CIRCLE IS COMPLETE. WE HAVE TRANSFERRED THE PARK AT 35 M ALTITUDE ON THE TOP OF THE BUILDING, WITH A SPECTACULAR VIEW OF THE CITY "- WINY MAAS, MVRDV
What awaits us in the coming months? Among the most anticipated architectures are the Depot of the Boijmans Van Beuningen museum in Rotterdam designed by MVRD. The warehouse will be completely finished, equipped and functional in the autumn of 2021, it is a mirror-covered cylinder with a hanging garden; in Zurich the extension of the Kunsthaus will be completed based on a design by David Chipperfield, in Shanghai the residential complex of Thomas Heatherwick called 1.000 Trees, a pyramid-shaped structure of 300,000 square meters interspersed with hundreds of green balconies that make it a sort of high-altitude forest . The Danish BIG have just completed two museum poles: the private Audemars Piguet museum in Switzerland in Le Brassus, featuring a double spiral development and the new Twist art gallery in the Kistefos sculpture park in Norway, a sculptural bridge that stretches across sixty meters on the Randselva river with a 90 ° twist.
The new Tokyo National Stadium designed by Kengo Kuma and inaugurated at the beginning of the year, will have to wait until the summer of 2021 to host the next Olympic Games. Several orders of wooden cornices characterize its appearance, its external paths welcome hundreds of plants and, by the architect's intention, seem to transform the plant into a "living tree"
We will also have to wait until 2021 to be able to visit the new M + contemporary art museum in Hong Kong by Herzog & de Meuron.