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US Art Museum Unveils Design for Expansion

26 May 2011 (Last Updated May 26th, 2011 18:30)

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art has unveiled the design for a proposed expansion that will double its exhibition and education space. The design has been prepared by architectural firm Snøhetta, in collaboration with the museum and EHDD. The expansion will add a

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art has unveiled the design for a proposed expansion that will double its exhibition and education space.

The design has been prepared by architectural firm Snøhetta, in collaboration with the museum and EHDD.

The expansion will add a total area of 21,000m² to the current facility.

The east side of the building will feature a façade and an entrance in an unused area through the creation of a mid-block, open-air pedestrian promenade.

The promenade will include a series of stairs and landings terracing up to an entry court that extends from the new east entrance.

A second façade will feature a street-level gallery enclosed in glass on three sides.