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

  • 00:00 - 18 November, 2014
Harvard Art Museums Renovation and Expansion / Payette + Renzo Piano Building Workshop
Harvard Art Museums Renovation and Expansion / Payette + Renzo Piano Building Workshop , © Nic Lehoux
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Harvard University, 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
  • Category

  • 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)
  • Area

    204000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    • 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
    • More Specs Less Specs
    © Nic Lehoux
    © Nic Lehoux

    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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    Project location

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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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