A prize-winning French architect has been chosen to design a prestigious movie museum in Hollywood.

Architect Christian de Portzamparc and his Paris-based firm was chosen by Hollywood’s Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to design the grand movie museum south of Sunset Boulevard, writes the New York Times.

The project, estimated to cost roughly US$200m, has been described as the most ambitious monument to the worldwide influence of film.

The museum is expected to comprise several buildings on eight acres, most of which is owned by the academy.

Christian Portzamparc received the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 1994.

By staff writer