THE NELSON-ATKINS MUSEUM OF ART

Kansas City, United States 2007

DESCRIPTION +


PROGRAM: museum addition and renovation
CLIENT: Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
  • SIZE: 165,000 sq ft
STATUS: complete

This competition winning addition is composed of five interconnected structures as opposed to a single massive expansion. Traversing from the existing building across its sculpture park, the five built "lenses" form new spaces and angles of vision. From the movement through the landscape and threaded between the light openings, exhilarating new experiences of the existing Museum will be formed. Circulation and exhibition merge as one can look from one level to another, from inside to outside. The "meandering" path in the sculpture garden above has its sinuous compliment in open flow through the continuous level of new galleries. Glass lenses bring different qualities of light to the galleries while the sculpture garden's pathways wind through them.

AWARDS+


  • PROGRESSIVE ARCHITECTURE AWARD 2000
  • AIA NEW YORK CHAPTER PROJECT AWARD 1999
  • THE INTERNATIONAL PARKING INSTITUTE, AWARD OF EXCELLENCE FOR BEST DESIGN OF A PARKING FACILITY WITH FEWER THAN 800 SPACES 2004
  • AIA INSTITUTE HONOR AWARD 2008
  • AIA CENTRAL STATES ARCHITECTURE AWARD 2007
  • LEAF NEW BUILT AWARD 2007
  • AIA NEW YORK CHAPTER ARCHITECTURE HONOR AWARD 2008
  • CAPSTONE ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN AWARD 2008
  • 2014 MCHAP FINALIST 2014

CREDITS+

  • architect
    • – Steven Holl Architects
    • Steven Holl ( design architect )
    • Chris McVoy ( design architect )
    • Chris McVoy ( partner in charge )
    • Martin Cox ( project architect )
    • Richard Tobias ( project architect )
    • Masao Akiyoshi, Gabriela Barman-Kraemer, Matthias Blass, Molly Blieden, Elissavet Chryssochoides, Robert Edmonds, Simone Giostra, Annette Goderbauer, Mimi Hoang, Makram El-Kadi, Edward Lalonde, Li Hu, Justin Korhammer, Linda Lee, Fabian Llonch, Stephen O'Dell, Irene Vogt, Urs Vogt, Christian Wassmann (project team)
  • local architect
    • – BNIM Architects
  • structural engineer
    • – Guy Nordenson and Associates
  • associate structural engineer
    • – Structural Engineering Associates
  • mechanical engineer
    • – Ove Arup & Partners
      – W.L. Cassell & Associates
  • glass consultant
    • – R.A. Heintges & Associates
  • lighting consultant
    • – Renfro Design Group
  • landscape architect
    • – Gould Evans Goodman Associates
  • artist

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