Acclaimed architects Renzo Piano and Zoltan Pali are to design the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures.
Acclaimed architects Renzo Piano and Zoltan Pali are to design the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, the film museum to be built in Los Angeles by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).
Pritzker Prize-winner Piano, founder of Renzo Piano Building Workshop, is known for design projects including the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, the Central St Giles Court in London, the Kansai International Airport Terminal in Osaka, the Menil Collection in Houston and the headquarters of The New York Times.
He also designed the expansion of LACMA whose campus will include the Academy museum.
Pali, design principal and co-founder of Studio Pali Fekete architects, has been lauded for his design of the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts and Los Angeles-area restorations of the Greek Theatre, the Gibson Amphitheatre and the Pantages Theatre.
Academy CEO Dawn Hudson commented: “Renzo’s track record of creating iconic cultural landmarks combined with Zoltan’s success in transforming historically significant buildings is a perfect marriage for a museum that celebrates the history and the future of the movies.”