The Nancy and Rich Kinder Museum Building has been shortlisted for The Plan 2022 Award in the Culture Category. Texas sky opens 180° overhead above a luminous canopy covering the building. Characterized by porosity, seven gardens slice the perimeter, marking points of entry and punctuating the elevations. The building’s innovative glass-tube facade has a soft, alabaster-like texture. The 30-inch tubes of glass open at the top and bottom, providing a “cold jacket” which reduces solar gain by 70% on the facades via the chimney effect of air circulation. At night, the glowing translucent facade is reflected in the water gardens and provides an open invitation to enter the museum.
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