It looks like a space ship. So it seems only fitting that the man lending his name to LA’s new Museum of Narrative Art should be George Lucas. Designs for the $1 billion project were revealed recently by MAD Architects.
Renderings for the Star Wars creator’s museum at Exposition Park have been submitted to the Los Angeles City Planning Commission (LACPC). The design from Chinese architect Ma Yansongas is more compact than that originally proposed in 2016.
The building would take the form of a four-storey, 115-feet tall structure featuring 300,000 square feet of floor space. Underground parking for 2,400 cars would be capped with 11 acres of public green space.
Split into two wings, the museum would feature two theatres and an entrance lobby. The south wing’s ground floor would house the museum’s archive, with offices, classrooms and a library located above. The two wings would merge at the fourth floor. This area is intended to be the museum’s primary exhibition space. A fifth level would feature additional exhibition space, in addition to a sit-down restaurant flanked by a roof garden.
Construction on the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art is expected to begin in January 2018, with completion set for 2021.
All images courtesy LACPC