Welcoming an Art Museum With Broad Appeal
The Broad Museum will add to LA’s vibrant Cultural District.
Designing a building that will serve as the centerpiece for one’s legacy means striving to capture the essence of the individual while ensuring the structure stands out amongst its peers. Within Los Angeles’ thriving Cultural District, regional philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad are doing just that. The newly-opened 120,000 sq. ft. LEED Gold-certified contemporary art museum that bears their surname joins other iconic structures such as the neighboring Frank Gehry-designed Walt Disney Concert Hall.
The Broad features an underlying design theme known as “veil-and-vault.” A honeycomb exterior “veil” provides ample daylight in which to showcase numerous artworks from their impressive collection, while the “vault” refers to a darkened core, suitable for protecting sensitive & archival works. Among its most interesting architectural details can be found on the roof; featuring 318 skylights, they all face north in order to protect artwork from damaging sunlight… That’s intelligent design with a Broad appeal!
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