Peter Zumthor‘s office has released new renderings of its new building for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). In this latest update, the building’s amorphous “canopy” level still sprawls across Wilshire Boulevard, and several pavilions still connect the upper level to the plaza, but now those pavilions are shorter and do not rise above the upper level.
The building’s material also appears to have been toned down; previous renderings showed striations on the pavilions’ exterior, but now all facades seem to be blank concrete.
The building’s color has come a long way since the building was conceived as a kind of oil slick, referencing the local tar pits. Originally, the building was a sort of black blob, but over the past couple of years, that color seems to have been phased out. The sprawling elevated floor has remained throughout the project’s development.
The new building will replace an existing William Pereira–designed structure and is scheduled to be finished in 2023.