Harvard Art Museums Renovation and Expansion / Payette + Renzo Piano Building Workshop

Harvard Art Museums Renovation and Expansion / Payette + Renzo Piano Building Workshop

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  • Structure:Robert Silman Associates
  • Mep Engineering, Lighting Design, Facade Engineering, Code Consulting, Leed Consulting:Arup
  • Civil Engineering:Nitsch Engineering
  • Wood Scientist:Anthony Associates
  • Cost Consultant:Davis Langdon
  • Acoustics:Sandy Brown Associates
  • Arborist:Carl Cathcart
  • Restoration Consultant:Building Conservation Associates
  • Client:Harvard Art Museums
  • Design Team:M.Carroll and E.Trezzani (partners in charge) with J.Lee, E.Baglietto (partner), S.Ishida (partner), R.Aeck, F.Becchi, A.Stern, B.Cook, M.Orlandi, J.Pejkovic and J.Cook, M.Fleming, J.M.Palacios, S. Joubert; M. Ottonello (CAD operator); F.Cappellini, F.Terranova, I.Corsaro (models)
  • City:Cambridge
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© Nic Lehoux
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Text description provided by the architects. The Harvard Art Museums are university museums, a place to collect and exhibit art, a great workshop to study, in direct contact with the artworks. Show, preserve, teach.

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If I had to describe the new Harvard Art Museums in a synthetic image, I would say that the ground floor is urban, serving the city by providing life; the second and third floors are for the art and the people who come to know it; the fourth and fifth contain more specialized spaces for the students like the Art Study Center and the conservation lab.

© Michel Denancé
© Michel Denancé

It is a stratification, an overlap of spaces and services that proceeds upwards towards more specialized functions.

© Nic Lehoux
© Nic Lehoux

The hidden base of the museums’ machine is the storage, where the artworks are filed and protected from the effects of time; while the rest of the space, under the big glazed lantern, is open to the city and to the light.

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Address:Harvard University, 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA

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Cite: "Harvard Art Museums Renovation and Expansion / Payette + Renzo Piano Building Workshop " 18 Nov 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/568736/harvard-art-museums-renovation-and-expansion-renzo-piano-payette> ISSN 0719-8884
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