San Francisco museum unveils expansion designs

5 December 2011 (Last Updated December 5th, 2011 18:30)

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco, California, US, has unveiled the designs for its $555m expansion project.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco, California, US, has unveiled the designs for its $555m expansion project.

The new facility, designed by architecture firm Snøhetta, will cover an area of 235,000ft2 and encompass ten floors.

The project includes the construction of free ground-level galleries, new entrances to make the museum accessible from every direction, a central public gathering place and more extensive routes of public circulation.

It also includes a new, multifunctional space that can be easily adapted for educational programmes, live performances and special events.

The project is expected to be completed by 2016.