Written by Redazione |
08 June 2017
Recently, the manager, Glenn D. Lowry, announced that MOMA of New York is undergoing large-scale manoeuvres. The most famous modern art museum in the world is preparing to launch a project that will expand the structure. These changes are a continuation of the path that started with the purchase and incorporation of the adjacent Folk Art Museum six years ago.
The work was entrusted to the Diller Scofidio + Renfro architecture firm, in collaboration with Gensler, who are working on the implementation and continuation of the previous architect project by the Japanese architect, Yoshio Taniguchi, dating back to 2004.
The key goals to achieve are the expansion of the exhibition surfaces (30% more), which will be occupied by further pieces belonging to the museum collection and dedicated to interdisciplinary activities; this will be followed by the creation of a more engaging and relaxing visit experience thanks to the introduction of new relaxation and refreshment areas. Finally, urban connections between the museum and the heart of Manhattan will be improved.
There will also be some new items. A new expanded and more functional entrance; two more floors designed to host prints and illustrated books on one side, and photographs, architecture, and design works on the other side. There will also be numerous bars, restaurants and resting areas.
This is a profound transformation and is supplemented by the new tower designed by Jean Nouvel, of which MOMA will occupy three levels. All for a modest sum of 400 million dollars.