The Museum of Science Fiction: Winning International Architectural Designs
Central Library, Grand Lobby
Now extended through May 31!
The Museum of Science Fiction (MOSF) displays its best architectural designs from its recent global design competition. These international entries competed for the "best design" for the MOSF's planned 2015 preview museum to be built in the metropolitan Washington, D.C. area. Sponsored by Google, Singularity & Co., and DreamHost.
The Museum of Science Fiction, the world’s first comprehensive science fiction museum, showcases the winners of its Architectural Design Competition for the first time outside of Washington, DC at Brooklyn Public Library. On display are all of the winning entries, as well as several of the other top submissions.
As an initial step, the museum will build a preview museum. A global architectural design competition was launched and received 463 registration entries from 46 countries. The winner of the competition—Emily Yen from the Rhode Island School of Design—was announced on September 25, 2014. Her design is being used to inform the cubic architecture for the Museum of Science Fiction’s planned 2015 preview museum to be built in the metropolitan Washington, DC, area.
The Preview Museum is designed to be a modular, re-deployable 4,000 square-foot facility that can be moved to another city after the full-size museum is completed.
About the Museum of Science Fiction
The nonprofit Museum of Science Fiction will be the world’s first comprehensive science fiction museum, covering the history of the genre across the arts and providing a narrative on its relationship to the real world. The Museum will show how science fiction continually inspires individuals, influences cultures, and impacts societies. Also serving as an educational catalyst to expand interest in the science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) areas, the Museum uses tools such as mobile applications and wifi-enabled display objects to engage and entertain.
One of the winning designs—submitted by Matus Nedecky, Lenka Petrakova, and Stefan Turcovsky of Slovakia—received The Executive Director’s Award.
In the not-too-distant future (this summer), the Museum of Science Fiction in Washington, DC will open the "Future of Travel" exhibition at Reagan National Airport beginning on July 7, 2015. Join the Kickstarter Project to help them toward their $7,500 goal and earn some nice rewards.
Exhibition-related BPL events:
Check out BPL's Sci-Fi Film series here.
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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