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After selling Lucasfilm to Disney for $4 billion in late 2012, George Lucas further cemented his place as one of Hollywood’s most wealthy. The Star Wars director isn’t one to rest on his laurels however, as he’s quickly forging ahead with plans to launch the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art (LMNA) in Chicago.

As its name would suggest, the museum will celebrate the art of visual storytelling and serve “as a gathering place to experience narrative art and the evolution of moving images.”

Beijing-based MAD Architects will helm the structure’s design while Chicago-based Studio Gang will design the landscape and create a pedestrian bridge linking the LMNA to Northerly Island — a giant man-made peninsula along the city’s lakeside.

LMNA’s connection to Northerly Island fits in with plans to drastically revamp the island into an outdoor park destination, complete with amphitheatres and museums.

If MAD and Studio Gang’s portfolios are any indication, the LMNA will stand proudly alongside Chicago’s many other architectural achievements.

Below are pics of the most renowned projects to come out of their studios:

Ordos Museum – MAD (Ordos City, China)

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Absolute World – MAD (Mississauga, Canada)

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Aqua Tower – Studio Gang (Chicago, USA)

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Nature Boardwalk at Lincoln Park Zoo – Studio Gang (Chicago, USA)

Screen Shot 2014-08-01 at 2.09.06 PM Photo: Studio Gang Architects

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Photo: John Picken Photography/Flickr

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