FOA: museum of contemporary art, cleveland
 
FOA: museum of contemporary art, cleveland
jul 19, 2010

FOA: museum of contemporary art, cleveland

located at the intersection of euclid avenue and mayfield road, the new MOCA is a flagship project of cleveland’s emerging uptown district, a major urban-revitalization project. the museum will serve as a catalyst for creativity and growth in the area -which is home to one of the country’s largest concentrations of cultural, educational, and medical institutions -with greatly expanded educational and public programs, as well as imaginative collaborations with neighboring organizations and cultural partners.

FOA: museum of contemporary art, cleveland
all images courtesy FOA

 

 

designed by foreign office architects (FOA), london, the nearly 34,000-square-foot, four-storey structure is FOA’s first major building in the united states, and its first museum. positioned within university circle’s academic life, art school activity, and cultural offerings, MOCA will realize its dynamic potential. the building is designed to showcase a program of internationally emerging art in flexible gallery spaces.

FOA: museum of contemporary art, cleveland

 

 

the lobby is designed as an urban living room,a place for visitors to mingle, eat, shop, attend events, over the course of hours, or for brief interludes in a busy day. there will be no admission charge to the first floor space. it is a place to engage at no cost before proceeding on to view our exhibitions for a modest fee. evenings will be frequently animated by cultural events staged in a multi purpose room designed for maximum flexibility.

FOA: museum of contemporary art, cleveland
the curtain wall

FOA: museum of contemporary art, cleveland
the reflective surface of the facade

FOA: museum of contemporary art, cleveland
the main gallery

FOA: museum of contemporary art, cleveland
lobby

FOA: museum of contemporary art, cleveland
the stairwell

FOA: museum of contemporary art, cleveland
elevation

FOA: museum of contemporary art, cleveland

FOA: museum of contemporary art, cleveland
structure

FOA: museum of contemporary art, cleveland

FOA: museum of contemporary art, cleveland
site plan

  • Everybody just calm down. Cleveland is a small town, with a small budget and you get what you pay for. Cleveland is not known as an ” Art Mecca.” This design will catch the eye and hopefully the interest of working people who may venture inside because it is different from the surrounding area. It looks like a hip place to have events that introduce regular people to art. [email protected]

    TommyBronx
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