rafael vinoly architects: brooklyn children’s museum

rafael vinoly architects: brooklyn children’s museum

the brooklyn children’s museum by rafael vinoly architects combines bold and colourful forms with sustainable design. the museum’s original building was finished in 1977, but the new design re-imagines and reconfigures the space for a growing audience in brooklyn, new york. the new museum is a singular structure which intentionally differs from its context. the building’s bold primary colours and large modern forms were designed to identify it as a landmark, while also be compelling for children. the facade is mostly clad in glossy yellow ceramic tiles dotted with porthole windows and accented by green and red walls. the building now has two floors with a library, café, classrooms and exhibition space. the museum is connected to an outdoor park to the south and has a rooftop terrace with an outdoor theatre. throughout the museum, every elements has been considered with children in mind. the building was new york city’s first LEED certified museum, thanks to geothermal wells for heating and cooling and photovoltaic panels on the roof.

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rafael vinoly architects: brooklyn children’s museum

rafael vinoly architects: brooklyn children’s museum

rafael vinoly architects: brooklyn children’s museum

rafael vinoly architects: brooklyn children’s museum

rafael vinoly architects: brooklyn children’s museum

  • bien por el uruguayo!

    mvddraw
    Aug 27, 2009
  • It could’ve been more interesting if not over-simplified…

    Chen
    Aug 27, 2009
  • The design looks amazing. Can’t wait to pay a visit to it

    Nicolette
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    Nicolette
    Aug 26, 2009
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    Ryan
    Aug 26, 2009

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