New Museum Selects OMA as Architects for Next Phase of Expansion

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
New Museum Selects OMA as Architects for Next Phase of Expansion

The New Museum Board of Trustees, Lisa Phillips, Toby Devan Lewis Director, and Massimiliano Gioni, Edlis Neeson Artistic Director, announced yesterday that OMA / Rem Koolhaas and Shohei Shigematsu have been selected as the design architects for the Museum’s next phase of expansion.

New Museum Selects OMA as Architects for Next Phase of Expansion

The New Museum Board of Trustees, Lisa Phillips, Toby Devan Lewis Director, and Massimiliano Gioni, Edlis Neeson Artistic Director, announced yesterday that OMA / Rem Koolhaas and Shohei Shigematsu have been selected as the design architects for the Museum’s next phase of expansion.
 
OMA will design a new building on the adjacent property at 231 Bowery that the Museum purchased in 2008. The new structure will complement and respect the integrity of the Museum’s flagship SANAA building as a singular, critically acclaimed work of architecture. The expansion, first announced in May 2016, will double the Museum’s footprint on the Bowery, providing an additional 50,000 square feet for additional galleries, improved public circulation, and flexible space for the institution’s continued exploration of new platforms and programs. The project is scheduled to break ground in 2019.
 
Funded by an $85 million capital campaign, the New Museum’s expansion builds upon extraordinary institutional momentum achieved over the past decade. The only museum in New York City devoted exclusively to contemporary art and a leading international cultural destination with 400,000 visitors annually, the New Museum is respected around the world for the groundbreaking and adventurous scope of its curatorial program and exhibitions.

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