New museum of OMA expansion
Date:2019-09-11

This will be OMA's first public building in New York City.

A new museum is about to be built.

Designed by oma/shohei shigematsu and rem koolhaas in collaboration with cooper, robertson&partners, the expansion of the new museum (Manhattan's only dedicated museum of contemporary art) will break ground in 2020 and is expected to open in 2022.

The new structure will complement and respect the integrity of the adjacent Sana's flagship building while maintaining its unique identity. The 7-story, 60,000-square-foot building will include a three-story gallery that doubles the museum's exhibition space and will provide additional space for many of the museum's community and educational programs, providing permanent accommodation for new companies and adding Public facilities and improved vertical orientation. Carl cycle.


The OMA building will replace the 50,000-square-foot building currently located at 231 Bowery, which was acquired nearly 12 years ago to provide additional space for expansion projects. During this time, the museum has been steadily using the building for a range of activities, including adding gallery space, museum culture incubator new company, rhizome and ideal office space, artist's studio space, archives and backstage preparation , preparation and storage.

The new building will improve vertical circulation by adding an atrium staircase, which will provide a view of the surrounding community. The stairs and the new entrance are aligned with the terminal at Princes Street, making the museum open to the city. The building will also offer three new elevators (two of which are dedicated to galleries) and additional public spaces and services, including an extended lobby and bookstore, a high-level forum connected to the existing Skyroom and a new 80-seat restaurant. The building also provides space for more efficient organization of important back-office, storage and office spaces.




The new light building is scheduled to open in 2022. With a total of 10096 square feet of exhibition space, the new gallery will be connected to the existing three-storey (2nd, 3rd and 4th floor) galleries, each with a highly aligned ceiling, creating an expanded space for horizontal flow between the exhibition and the building. The expanded space can be used to stand up across the floor for larger exhibitions, or it can be used separately for diversity and curatorial freedom. The organization of the new gallery and project space will support a closer integration between exhibition projects, education, research, residential and community outreach projects, which will help expand the museum's audience.

The front of the new building will be another noteworthy feature, using a metal mesh laminated glass, the facade will provide a simple, uniform look next to the Sana building, with a material that recalls and complements the Sana front, but allows for a higher degree transportation. The new building will be more outward-looking, communicating the museum's activities outwards while creating a more appealing presence that draws the public inward.

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