The new expansion of the Louvre in Lens is 360 meters of steel and glass unfolding on top of an old coal mine and expected to attract 500.000 visitors each year. It is a museum that aims at educating visitors in how to look at art and on top of that revitalize the post-industrial town Lens in France.
The Rolex Learning Center is above all a library and learning space devoted to the cultivation of knowledge by an array of different methods.
Sejima and Nishizawa have created a beautiful Pavilion that resembles a reflective cloud or a floating pool of water, sitting atop a series of delicate columns.
A glimmering metal mesh-clad stack of boxes shifted off axis in a dynamic composition.
Circular in form, the building has no front or back, leaving it free to be explored from all directions.
The Glass Pavilion, an annex across the street from the Toledo Museum of Art, contains an extensive glass art collection, temporary exhibition galleries and glass making facilities.
IVAM, inaugurated in 1989, was the first modern art museum to open in Spain. Designed by Valencian architects Emilio Giménez and Carlos Salvadores the museum was remodelled in 2000 by Emilio Giménez and Julián Esteban.