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Broad Contemporary Art Museum

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Renzo Piano
 
location California, Los Angeles
function museum
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The LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art) has the latest addition to the Los Angeles art scene. Over the past 40 years, it had become a sprawling mess with buildings scattered without connection over a few city blocks. After initially choosing Rem Koolhaas to bring the complex of buildings together, the museum board quickly changed their mind and selected Renzo Piano in 2002, who offered a more plausible design. The only new building, this Broad Contemporary Art Museum, features the skylit galleries and rooftop louvres Piano has become known for in his museums. He also connected the remaining buildings with a glass entrance pavilion. The exterior design is simple and clean; evoking qualities of both the Getty Center, 10 miles to the west, as well as the Case Study program from the 1940's and 1950's.

 

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Broad Contemporary Art Museum
Address
Wilshire Boulevard 5905
United States
http://www.lacma.org/
Project is public!
Opening hours Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays: 12.00 - 20.00 / Saturdays & Sundays: 11.00 - 20.00
How to get there? From the 10 Freeway, exit at La Brea Boulevard and head north. Turn left onto Wilshire Boulevard; the building will be a few blocks down on your right.
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Completion 2- 2008
Floor area/size 6700 m2
ArchitectRenzo Piano
 
Project ID 2114
Latitude/Longitude 34°03'47N 118°21'36W
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