Jacques Herzog

Herzog & de Meuron reveal plans for Berggruen Institute site north of the Getty Center

Herzog & de Meuron reveal plans for Berggruen Institute site north of the Getty Center

Is Los Angeles still the sort of city that pursues hugely ambitious cultural and architectural projects? Or is it a city that's running out of room and chastened by increasingly aggressive opposition to new development?

Preliminary designs for the Berggruen Institute, just north of the Getty Center, suggest it's both. Or maybe navigating a slow transition from one to the other.

On a spectacular site covering 447 acres, the billionaire philanthropist Nicolas Berggruen is planning, as the new headquarters for the 7-year-old institute that bears his name, a low-slung and generally restrained campus of buildings. It will be designed by Swiss architecture firm Herzog & de...

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