Updated: Jan 1
Architecture buffs have a lot to look forward to in the year 2019, thanks to a slew of cutting-edge buildings that are entering the final stages of completion. We at Arch-Q are looking ahead to highlight those buildings we’re most excited about for 2019. See below for a snapshot of what to expect in 2019.
National Museum of Qatar
Designed by Jean Nouvel, the National Museum of Qatar looks as if it is an island. Like any other Nouvel's world-class buildings, this architecture offers the world something that it has never seen before. Each part is connected to mimic a desert rose. It almost looks like a disc interlocking each other. The space will house artefacts related to themes that have come to define the country such as oil and gas.
Taipei Centre for Popular Music
The New York based firm Reiser+Umemoto RUR Architecture is the mind and hands behind designing the centre. This design features a geometrically complex building outfitted with a mix of arcs and fractal shards. It is such a design structure that will house a 5,000 seat theatre and a series of markets, cafés and restaurants. It is supposed that the surrounding complex will be open 24 hours.
Kistefos Museum, Norway
A project by BIG. This twisted building will be a new art gallery in the Kistefos Sculpture Park near Oslo. The area measures a total of 1,400 Square meters. The sculptural façade is a combination of brushed stainless steel and insulated glazed panels, clad with a reflective UV film to protect the museum’s artwork. Visitors enter the museum through a triple height space at the southern end of the building, containing the institution’s information centre and shop.
Beijing New Airport,China
This year will see Beijing open its new airport, envisioned by the late Zaha Hadid as the largest passenger terminal in the world. Located on the opposite side of the city to Capital Airport, Beijing New Airport is expected to see 45 million passengers through its doors every year.
M+, Hong Kong
Designed by Herzog &de Meuron, this building after much anticipation, will see the opening of M+ Film in 2019, a major new museum in Hong Kong dedicated to art, design, architecture and film. It is set to become one of the largest museums of visual culture in the world, and claims to be unique in putting Asia at the centre of design history.