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Petersen Automotive Museum

Petersen Automotive Museum

The transformed Petersen Museum creates a renewed image for the museum capturing the art, experience, culture and heritage of the automobile, and becomes a worthy neighbor for the buildings of Museum Row, on Los Angeles’ famed Miracle Mile.

Inspired by the form of a car, KPF’s design creates a new “body” around the existing “chassis” of the museum. The rooftop is converted into a party space that can be rented out. A corrugated aluminium rain screen outboard wraps the building, while “ribbons” of angel hair stainless steel and red painted aluminium flow around the building, maneuvering the existing entry vestibule and other apertures. Sitting atop the existing structural system like the body of a car mounted to its frame, the steel “ribbons” evoke a sense of speed and movement and are brushed to avoid creation of glare. The design offers a contemporary interpretation of the mid-century, space-age “Googie” architectural style that characterizes Los Angeles. The result is one of the most significant and unforgettable structures in Los Angeles.


Los Angeles CA USA


Petersen Automotive Museum


A. Zahner Company (Fabricator)


공공시설 + 문화시설, 리노베이션 (재건축)


12,541 m2 / 135,000 ft2
Petersen Automotive Museum P2 L 2
Petersen Automotive Museum P2 R 3
Petersen Automotive Museum P3 2

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Project Location:미주