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David Chipperfield Chosen to Expand New York's Met Museum

David Chipperfield Chosen to Expand New York's Met Museum
David Chipperfield Chosen to Expand New York's Met Museum, The Met. Image via Wikipedia
The Met. Image via Wikipedia

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York has tapped British architect David Chipperfield to design its new Southwest Wing for modern and contemporary art. The commission, a result of an international competition, aims to increase gallery space, double the size of the museum’s popular roof garden, and establish accessible on-site storage. “The new design will also enhance gallery configuration and visitor navigation throughout the Southwest Wing, and support a more open dialogue between the Museum and Central Park,” says the architects.

In making the announcement, Director and CEO of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Tom Campbell, said: “We based the final selection of an architect on three criteria: vision, experience, and compatibility. David Chipperfield’s global architectural experience and sensibility, along with his commitment to the collaborative aspect of creating architecture, make him a perfect partner on this milestone project.”

The Met, founded in 1870, is the largest museum in the United States and one of the world's largest fine arts museums.

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Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "David Chipperfield Chosen to Expand New York's Met Museum" 12 Mar 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/609068/david-chipperfield-chosen-to-expand-new-york-s-met-museum/> ISSN 0719-8884

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