The Museum of London is moving soon to a new home, in the old Smithfield market buildings, and the winning design for the new building design includes a giant British Library style dome.

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The architects, Stanton Williams and Asif Khan were selected to design the new museum at West Smithfield by a competition jury of ten members.

In their statement, they did however somewhat confusingly describe their design as “a building that is permeable on all sides, in the same way as a city square engages with its surroundings. But, in this instance, a covered square – with no front door – an ‘antimuseum’, an arena for public life, performance, installation, debate, with places for rest and reflection.”

There will be a chance to hear from the designers of the antimuseum at a free breakfast event at the Building Centre on Friday 12th August.

Tickets for that lecture are here.

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One comment on “Museum of London seeks to become an AntiMuseum
  1. george says:

    This is wonderful news, I speak as a fan of the existing museum on murky London Wall.

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