New Updates on MAD Architects’ Plans for Lucas Museum in LA Revealed
The Los Angeles Department of City Planning has revealed new renderings of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, designed by MAD Architects, to be the home for the vast collection of art and artifacts owned by the Star Wars franchise creator, George Lucas. The renderings were unveiled during a presentation to the LA city planning commission.
The latest images show a bit more compacted version of MAD’s original design, with more parts, of the museum’s program, moved to the ground floor. They, also, reveal other facilities which will be included in the 5-storey building, apart from the museum’s exhibition spaces, like offices, educational zones with classrooms, a library, a restaurant, a café, a museum shop, and a rooftop garden for the public. Finally, there is the new addition of cove-like space with a waterfall in the park surrounding the museum.
The Lucas Museum is planned to be built on two existing parking lots owned by the city, and it will cost a total of $1 billion. The construction works are scheduled to begin in January 2018 and it is expected to be completed by 2021.