Architects for the highly anticipated Lucas Museum in Chicago have been named: Ma Yansong, MAD Architects; Jeanne Gang, Studio Gang Architects; and VOA Associates. Chicago Tribune architecture critic Blair Kamin has the details:
Ma Yansong, founder of the Beijing firm MAD Architects, will design the building for Lucas’ Museum of Narrative Art. Gang, who heads Studio Gang Architects, will conceive the landscape around the building and design a pedestrian bridge linking the museum to Northerly Island, a peninsula east of the museum site.
Further sweetening the pot for Chicago, Lucas has selected another Chicago firm, VOA Architects, to be the museum’s executive architect. While Ma and Gang focus on the broad creative strokes, VOA will be responsible for details like construction drawings.
File this one under: potential subject for a future Cool Spaces! episode. Unfortunately, we’ll have to wait a few years.
Images: Ordos Museum, by MAD Architects (left); Aqua Tower, by Studio Gang Architects.