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New Museum of Contemporary Art

New York US
SANAA
2007

Type

Museum

Tags

cultural facilities, global cultural institutions, landmarks, art spaces

Visitability

Visitable

Description

The New Museum of Contemporary art is an urban infill in Downtown Manhattan. Given such a dense urban setting, stacking museum spaces might easily have led to an introverted mass, but by shifting the volumes in relation to each other, we opened the building up and the museum started to interact with its surroundings. The shifting allows for skylights, terraces, and variation, all while maximizing wall space and keeping within the zoned building envelope.  As the relation between core and envelope vary, different lighting conditions and proportions arise.(Description provided by the architects)