This project is currently under development in the area of the museum’s campus known as Lacma West: the creation of the Academy Museum of Motion Picture will redevelop the existing 1938 May Company Department Store building. 
The building's additions to the north side - dated 1946 - will be removed and replaced with a ‘bubble’, a 1000-seat theatre and a terrace with views towards Hollywood. 
A dialogue between the existing building (‘gravitas’) and the new extension (‘levitas’) will emerge and with it, a discourse between shadow and light, heaviness and weightlessness. 

Photo credits: Renzo Piano Building Workshop
Countries: USA
Beginning of Construction: 2012
Completion Date: 2019
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