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

herzog & de meuron: parrish art museum opens

‘parrish art museum’ by herzog & de meuron, new york, USAimage 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 structureimage © matthu placek



two joined farm-typologiesimage © matthu placek



image © matthu placek



long concrete shear wall helps with lateral supportimage © matthu placek



image © matthu placek



voids in the structure create entries and courtyardsimage courtesy of jeff cully



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



hybrid wood and metal structureimage © 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 landscapeimage courtesy of jeff cully



image © matthu placek



naturally illuminated interiorimage © matthu placek



image © matthu placek



image © matthu placek



small lights accentuate the structural componentsimage courtesy of jeff cully



image © matthu placek



open air courtyardimage © matthu placek



illuminated structureimage courtesy of jeff cully



illuminated concrete wall at nightimage courtesy of jeff cully



longitudinal elevationimage © matthu placek



aerial viewimage courtesy of jeff cully



project info:


cost: 26 million USDsite area: 601,000sqft / 56,000sqmbuilding footprint: 34,400 sq ftbuilding 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, UKgeotechnical consultant: langan, new york, NY, USAsecurity consultant: ducibella venter & santore, north haven, CT, USAfire protection: chevally enterprises, ronkonkoma, NY, USAconcrete consultant: reginald d. hough, rhinebeck, NY, USA


design: herzog & de meuron, basel, switzerlandfurniture design: kgid, konstantin grcic industrial design, munich, germanyexecutive architect: douglas moyer architect PC, sag harbor, NY, USAmechanical engineering: buro happold, new york, NY, USAlandscape design & architecture: reed hilderbrand landscape architecture, watertown, MA, USAcivil/ environmental engineer: nelson & pope engineers & surveyors, melville, NY, USAenvironmental engineer: nelson, pope & voorhis LLC, melville, NY, USA

  • reminds me on a famous fast food company somehow ;)… anyway simply beautyful!

    miomoi says:
  • Wow! An Art Barn! The restraint displayed by the designers is truly impressive. Great work!

    Mike Jackson says:
  • the drawings and preview on this were so promising

    what a disappointment

    dbkii says:

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