Cultural venues display minimalist architecture and thus give pride of place to the arts and works presented. This week, the Muuuz editorial team invites you to discover four new cultural places, museums and art centers, which stand out for their refined architecture.

The Romanesque Interpretation Center
The Portuguese architecture and design studio Spaceworkers, founded by architects Henrique Marques and Rui Dinis, and by financial consultant Carla Duarte, is designing a concrete building to house the Interpretation Center for Romanesque art. Located in the city of Lousada in Portugal, this building is a reinterpretation of the traditional vocabulary of Romanesque architecture.


The Center Pompidou x West Bund Museum Project
After being established in Malaga, then in Brussels, the Center Pompidou is exported to Shanghai in China. Following the inauguration of the building built by David Chipperfield, the museum has just opened its doors to the public last Saturday. Back to the genesis of a large-scale project promoting cultural and economic exchanges between France and China. It is on the north bank of the Huangpu river that rises the glass case created by the British architect David Chipperfield. Installed on an elevated esplanade bordered by a park, the 25 square meter building is divided into three volumes, distinct and linear, organized around a central hall with a double-height atrium.


The Cantonal Museum of Fine Arts in Lausanne
While it previously occupied the Palais de Rumine, the MCBA - Cantonal Museum of Fine Arts in Lausanne (Switzerland) now benefits from its own building, a monolith with brutalist overtones signed Barozzi-Veiga. Located in the city center, the set aims to give birth to a new arts district: Platform 10, which will eventually bring together the MCBA, the Museum of Design and Applied Arts (MUDAC) and the Élysée Museum , an establishment dedicated to photography.


The trio of Parisian architects Freaks and the teams of the Danish studio Bjarke Ingels Group take the city of Bordeaux (33) in a creative spiral with the MÉCA, a neo-Aquitaine cultural center of 18 square meters on the left bank of the sleeping beauty. Bordeaux is thus intoxicated with culture with MÉCA, its brand new temple of art. Invested by the Regional Contemporary Art Fund and two agencies dedicated to theater and cinema, this House of Creative Economy and Culture in the New Aquitaine region owes its imposing building to the Danish agency BIG, produced in collaboration with the French studio Freaks.


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