Herzog & de Meuron Unveils Design for New Parish Museum

25 August 2009 (Last Updated August 25th, 2009 18:30)

Swiss architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron has unveiled its design for the new Parish Art Museum, to be constructed on a 5.7ha site on Long Island, New York. The museum will be provide more than 3,700m² of space, out of which 1,200m² will be dedicated togalleries. The hori

Swiss architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron has unveiled its design for the new Parish Art Museum, to be constructed on a 5.7ha site on Long Island, New York.

The museum will be provide more than 3,700m² of space, out of which 1,200m² will be dedicated togalleries.

The horizontal structure is shown tucked into the landscape and comprises of two parallel wings joined by a central circulation spine running the length of the building.

It will also include offices, a kitchen and on-site storage space.

The construction will be undertaken in a north-south orientation to allow northern light while concrete walls will be recessed under a white corrugated metal roof and feature large sections of glass to provide landscape views.