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Old November 9th, 2005, 03:31 PM   #1
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High Museum Expansion, Atlanta (GA)

(Designed by Renzo Piano)
The initial brief for the project was, first to expand gallery space of the Museum to house its growing collection of art that has increased dramatically throughout the years (only 3% of it can be currently shown at a time).
However, a master plan was developed for the whole site, in order to create an aesthetically coherent relationship between the buildings, with an urban strategy which is to create a series of European-like piazzas streets and gardens, that unite the complex together: this will provide a vibrant spot where people will gather after a concert, or an exhibition.
In order to maintain a human scale with the rest of the campus, three different buildings will be built to extend to the existing museum: a main pavilion, a building for special collections and an administrative building. Their facades will be cladded in panels of off-white alluminium. They will act as a uniting element of the complex and complement with the white enamel cladding of the Meier building.
Once more, illumination of the museum galleries with natural light will be provided by a special roof structure: 1,000 light “scoops” will capture northern light and filter it into the top-floor galleries.
The current residence hall of the College of Art will be demolished to leave room for the museum extension, and will subsequently be replaced by a new residence building, along with a new sculpture studio. This building will maintain the same scale of the new museum’s pavilions, and will be cladded with a silvery marmorino, in order to tie in with the adjacent Memorial Arts building.






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Old November 10th, 2005, 12:04 AM   #2
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It seems like most residents like the way the extension looks and works.

Here's some more info on the opening:

Atlanta's new High Museum shows postmodern can be user-friendly
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Old November 10th, 2005, 07:17 PM   #3
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An extraordinary combination of the work of two great architects - Richard Meiers and Renzo Piano. The new "arts campus" is a must see for students of architecture.
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Old November 12th, 2005, 03:47 AM   #4
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sounds rather exciting
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Old November 17th, 2005, 03:38 PM   #5
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Old December 16th, 2005, 12:43 AM   #6
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Wonderful roof!!!
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Old December 16th, 2005, 12:19 PM   #7
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totally agree............
Warhol belongs there............
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Old December 18th, 2005, 05:31 PM   #8
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Has the expansion project already started, or is it still awaiting a final approoval?
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Great work from Renzo
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Old December 20th, 2005, 10:27 AM   #10
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more please
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Yes the buildings are now open and fully functional. For some useful background go to an earlier website http://www.buildingthehigh.org/index_home.html

The day before the opening Piano gave a lecture on the new building - a really brilliant talk exploring how he met earlier with Richard Meiers and got ideas of how to link the new buildings to the Meiers building (in my view the best museum Meiers has done and very well preserved and maintained by the High). The new complex is remarkable, including the rejuventation and containment of the previously unfortunate Woodruff Center. Piano's genius was to integrate all the buildings in the Arts Center into a cohesive whole.
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