My personal favorite exhibition spaces are:
- The Menil Collection, in Houston, Texas https://www.menil.org/
- The Leipzig Panometer, in Leipzig, Germany https://www.panometer.de/en/leipzig/panometer-leipzig/
What's remarkable about these spaces is that, despite being amazing buildings, they don't detract from the exhibits themselves. The architects used great natural lighting (or natural darkness, in parts of the panometer) to draw attention to their exhibition spaces. They have a natural flow, great atriums, and externally, they are attractive structures that make people want to enter. Visitors can tell clearly where they should proceed from the entrance, and they allow you to wander freely to explore the museum, the layout of which is simple. I have always loved how the Menil building uses light, voids, and clean lines to make an empty space seem welcoming, and I hope to replicate that vision and success in my own work.