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herzog & de meuron: parrish art museum opens
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nov 15, 2012
herzog & de meuron: parrish art museum opens


‘parrish art museum’ by herzog & de meuron, new york, USA
image courtesy of jeff cully

 

 

after successfully surviving hurricane sandy unscathed, swiss practice herzog and de meuron‘s ‘parrish art museum‘ opened to the public on november 10 as had been planned and long awaited. the first art museum built on the east end of long island in more than a century, it is nestled diagonally on a square site, the modestly designed steel and wood frame section measuring 29 meters wide extruded to an astounding 187 meters long, relying on the quality of light and immensity of space to define the exhibition space’s character covering 34,400-square-feet. seven skylit galleries comprising 7,600-square-feet will be devoted to parrish’s collection. the north-facing skylights drove the entire basis for the orientation of the project on the site, benefiting from the right indirect light in which to view artwork, but also allowing the native agriculture to envelope the archetypal farm structure. for a more detailed review of the building, see designboom’s earlier coverage here.

 

 


museum walkthrough
video courtesy of jeff cully

 

 


extruded frame structure
image © matthu placek

 

 


two joined farm-typologies
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image © matthu placek

 

 


long concrete shear wall helps with lateral support
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image © matthu placek

 

 


voids in the structure create entries and courtyards
image courtesy of jeff cully

 

 


concrete bench detail, integrated into the exterior wall
image courtesy of jeff cully

 

 


hybrid wood and metal structure
image © matthu placek

 

 


image courtesy of jeff cully

 

 


image courtesy of jeff cully

 

 


large spill-out space allows the user to gaze over the natural rural landscape
image courtesy of jeff cully

 

 


image © matthu placek

 

 


naturally illuminated interior
image © matthu placek

 

 


image © matthu placek

 

 


image © matthu placek

 

 


small lights accentuate the structural components
image courtesy of jeff cully

 

 


image © matthu placek

 

 


open air courtyard
image © matthu placek

 

 


illuminated structure
image courtesy of jeff cully

 

 


illuminated concrete wall at night
image courtesy of jeff cully

 

 


longitudinal elevation
image © matthu placek

 

 


aerial view
image courtesy of jeff cully

 

 

project info:

 

cost: 26 million USD
site area: 601,000sqft / 56,000sqm
building footprint: 34,400 sq ft
building dimensions: length 615 ft, width 95ft, height 32ft
gross floor area: 50,300 sq ft / 4,673 m2

 

lighting engineer: arup lighting, new york, USA / london, UK
geotechnical consultant: langan, new york, NY, USA
security consultant: ducibella venter & santore, north haven, CT, USA
fire protection: chevally enterprises, ronkonkoma, NY, USA
concrete consultant: reginald d. hough, rhinebeck, NY, USA

 

design: herzog & de meuron, basel, switzerland
furniture design: kgid, konstantin grcic industrial design, munich, germany
executive architect: douglas moyer architect PC, sag harbor, NY, USA
mechanical engineering: buro happold, new york, NY, USA
landscape design & architecture: reed hilderbrand landscape architecture, watertown, MA, USA
civil/ environmental engineer: nelson & pope engineers & surveyors, melville, NY, USA
environmental engineer: nelson, pope & voorhis LLC, melville, NY, USA

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