If you have visited Los Angeles, LACMA was most likely on your go-to list. The Los Angeles County Museum of Art is an art museum located on Wilshire Boulevard in the Miracle Mile neighborhood of LA. LACMA is on Museum Row, adjacent to the George C. Page Museum and La Brea Tar Pits. It was founded in 1965 and has been devoted to collecting works of art that span both history and geography, in addition to representing LA’s uniquely diverse population.
After almost 40 years of opening, the museum has initiated an environmental change. Museums are notorious energy hogs (since art is so climate-sensitive), but LACMA has all the intentions of changing how much natural resources they consume by decreasing their environmental footprint. With a new project by architect Peter Zumthor to redesign LACMA’s campus. The proposed building for LACMA is intended to have a unique urbanistic energy. Even though the building itself is big and stands apart from the other buildings that surrounds it, the intention is to completely integrate it into its environment. It also incorporates sustainable practices with non-traditional heating and cooling installation systems and the largest solar farm in an urban environment.
Even though all this is apart of a new project that has yet to be implemented, the museum has started reducing it’s environmental footprint with water saving products in their restrooms. Waterless urinals are only one part of the puzzle and we look forward to the great sustainable initiatives that are coming to LACMA’s future developments!
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