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Gehry's Extreme Model Railroad and Contemporary Architecture Museum Designs Revealed in New Video

10:00 - 23 February, 2018
Gehry's Extreme Model Railroad and Contemporary Architecture Museum Designs Revealed in New Video, via MassLive
via MassLive

Frank Gehry’s designs for the Extreme Model Railroad and Contemporary Architecture Museum have been revealed, and as its name implies, the museum is about to take miniature trains to the maximum.

Located on an 83,000 square foot site in North Adams, Massachusetts, just a few blocks away from contemporary art museum and artist residence Mass MoCA, the Extreme Model Railroad and Contemporary Architecture Museum looks set to become the preeminent playground for architects and model train enthusiasts alike.

MASS MoCA Building 6 / Bruner/Cott & Associates

13:00 - 20 November, 2017
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  • Architects

  • Location

    North Adams, MA 01247, United States
  • Category

  • Lead Architects

    Simeon Bruner, RA; Henry Moss, AIA, LEED AP; Jason Forney, AIA, LEED AP; Aoife Morris, AIA, LEED AP; George Gard, AIA; Stephanie Power, AIA; Lena Kozloski, AIA, LEED AP; Nat Crosby
  • Area

    130000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Gehry Partners Tapped to Replace Gluckman Tang for North Adams' Extreme Model Railroad Museum

16:00 - 4 September, 2017
Gehry Partners Tapped to Replace Gluckman Tang for North Adams' Extreme Model Railroad Museum, Gluckman Tang's original concept for the museum. Image © Gluckman Tang
Gluckman Tang's original concept for the museum. Image © Gluckman Tang

The Extreme Model Railroad and Contemporary Architecture Museum has selected Gehry Partners to replace Gluckman Tang as lead architects of their new museum planned for the town of North Adams, Massachusetts, reports the Berkshire Eagle.

Along with the change in designer comes a change in location to an 83,000-square-foot site on Christopher Columbus Drive (near contemporary art museum Mass MoCA) and a major increase in scope – while original plans called for a 45,000-square-foot museums, new figures project the building will total as much as 75,000 square feet.

Jean Nouvel Tapped to Contribute Planning Concepts for Massachusetts Town

16:10 - 9 November, 2016
Jean Nouvel Tapped to Contribute Planning Concepts for Massachusetts Town, Jean Nouvel visiting the Mohawk Theater, with the scale model of the Empire State Building under construction for the forthcoming Extreme Model Railroad and contemporary Architecture Museum in Heritage Park. Image Courtesy of North Adams Office of the Mayor
Jean Nouvel visiting the Mohawk Theater, with the scale model of the Empire State Building under construction for the forthcoming Extreme Model Railroad and contemporary Architecture Museum in Heritage Park. Image Courtesy of North Adams Office of the Mayor

Jean Nouvel is engaged in talks to provide master planning concepts for the town of North Adams, Massachusetts, home to the renowned art institution MASS MoCA and a few miles from the Tadao Ando-designed Clark Art Institute. Initial discussions have included preliminary design proposals for three buildings in the city center along Heritage Park and on Main Street.

The new plan would be tasked with contributing to the economic revitalization of the city’s downtown, and would need to respond to the MASS MoCA campus, itself master planned with consult from Frank Gehry, Robert Venturi, David Childs and Simeon Bruner of Bruner/Cott & Associates.