US Contemporary Art Museum Breaks Ground

10 February 2011 (Last Updated February 10th, 2011 18:30)

Construction contractors have broken ground at the site of the proposed Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland (MOCA) in Ohio, US. Designed by London-based Foreign Office Architects (FOA), the 3,158m² structure is arranged as a multistorey building exposed on all sides, which appea

Construction contractors have broken ground at the site of the proposed Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland (MOCA) in Ohio, US.

Designed by London-based Foreign Office Architects (FOA), the 3,158m² structure is arranged as a multistorey building exposed on all sides, which appears as a massing of six geometric facets.

The structure is veiled in mirrored, black stainless steel panels that change in appearance with differences in light and weather.

Three of the building's six facets will feature a public plaza, with one of them clad in transparent glass.

The main exhibition gallery of the building is on the top floor, with the second floor housing exhibition workshops and a 140m² public gallery.

MOCA's third floor houses administrative offices, and spaces for classes, lectures and other educational programmes.

The building is slated to open in late 2012.