The Petersen Museum is a mandatory visit while in Los Angeles for its magnificent architecture and strict curatorial criteria.
By Federico Tibytt
After 13 months of renovations at a cost of $90 million, a new version of the iconic Petersen Automotive Museum was recently unveiled in Los Angeles, California.
New York’s renowned architecture studio Kohn - Pedersen – Fox created the museum`s new layout. The team devised the building as the west entrance to the city’s museum district, home to the the Los Angeles County Museum of art (LACMA), and the future site of the Museum of the Academy of Motion Art.
At first glance, the big metal loops surrounding the building seem to be in constant movement, spectacularly displayed by a system of multi-color backlights.