MAD-designed ‘Lucas Museum’ Celebrates the Power of Visual Storytelling Through Art and Photography.

Fresh images of MAD architects' design for the Lucas Museum of narrative art happen to be unveiled, as construction work on the project will get underway. Intended for LA's exposition playground, neighboring the memorial coliseum sports stadium, the evolution would add between 6-7 acres of green area with galleries housed inside a sinuous structure topped with trees and other plantation. The scheme has been constructed across two city-owned parking lots, taking the form of a four-story building that climbs to a total height of 115 feet (35 meters).

The rooftop provides additional exhibition space, alongside a restaurant and a public garden landscaped by LA-based firm studio-MLA.

'That is an art museum, but I am also hoping to place it as an anthropological museum, ''' states George Lucas. 'it is my feeling that popular art is an insight into a culture and what they expect to; exactly what they want, what they are -- it's all about telling the story of the story, their history, and their belief system. I feel all kinds of artwork have a right to exist. I believe that it's important to have a museum, that I was able to say, supports all the orphan arts that nobody wants to see, but everybody loves. So that is my fantasy for this.'

Given by George Lucas and Mellody Hobson, the expanding collection includes more than 10,000 paintings, illustrations, and film memorabilia.

Interior manufacturing, the first demonstrating the scheme's inner workings, shows a cavernous quantity with tube-like elevator shafts that result in the building's upper levels. The new external visuals portray a simplified construction, which still looks like an intergalactic spaceship. Construction on the project will be scheduled to wrap up in late 2021, with no official date set for when the museum will open its doors to the general public.

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