renzo piano: whitney museum rises along the hudson river
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jun 24, 2013
renzo piano: whitney museum rises along the hudson river


renzo piano: whitney museum rises along the hudson, new york city, USA
image © renzo piano building workshop
images courtesy of the whitney museum of american art

 

 

 

the fourth relocation of the whitney museum of american art  since it opened its doors in 1931 is a stepped renzo piano design that is currently rising along the hudson and next to new york city’s elevated highline park. the museum’s move to the meatpacking district situates the cultural institution within the world’s largest gallery district and invite the thriving neighborhood into the art experience. organized around characteristic grand staircase, the structurally innovative building will house an 18000 square foot temporary exhibition space– the largest column-free gallery in new york city.

 

 


whitney of the future: a preview
video © whitney museum of american art

 

 

 

expanisve glazing affords hudson river views and choice apertures in the minimal white wall planes fills the viewing spaces with a wealth of diffused light. an increase in the museum’s permanent collection to a total of 19000 works necessitated the need for the 200000 square foot space, all topped by a skylight-ridden upper level for large scale works. indoor and outdoor spaces are treated with equal regard for the art object, with cafe programming and viewing spaces mirrored in the visually permeable edifice. a study center and conservation lab provide intellectual resources to bolster the exhibitions. the flexible, proscenium arrangement of the theater makes for a highly adaptable space for myriad programming.

 

 


in process view of the building and it’s proximity to the highline
image © ed lederman

 

 


the museum in process benefits from hudson river views and access
image © ed lederman

 

 


image © ed lederman

 

 


renderings show a cultural institution situated in the heart of the largest gallery district in the world
image © renzo piano building workshop

 

 


proposed view from the highline
image © renzo piano building workshop

 

 


section drawings show an inextricable relationship to the neighborhood
image © renzo piano building workshop

 

 


sketches show a fundamental regard for daylight
image © renzo piano building workshop

 

 


site model
image © renzo piano building workshop

 

 


model elevation view
image © renzo piano building workshop

 

 


model elevation view
image © renzo piano building workshop

 


image © renzo piano building workshop

 

 


a skylight ridden roof can be seen in the model
image © renzo piano building workshop

 

 

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