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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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Cambridge, United States
  • 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
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© 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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Address: Harvard University, 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address.
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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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