Zaha Hadid Broad Museum to Break Ground

11 March 2010 (Last Updated March 11th, 2010 18:30)

Ground-breaking for the proposed Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University (MSU), US, is to take place this month following a year-long delay. The three-storey scheme was delayed due to the design's unusual louvred glass-and-metallic skin for the 46,000ft² museum

Ground-breaking for the proposed Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University (MSU), US, is to take place this month following a year-long delay.

The three-storey scheme was delayed due to the design's unusual louvred glass-and-metallic skin for the 46,000ft² museum.

Designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, the scheme features an angular, horizontal building and an outdoor sculpture garden.

Funds for the project were secured from the MSU alumnus Eli Broad, who gave $28m, of which $21m is designated for design and construction, and $7m for acquisitions, exhibitions and operations.

Construction is expected to be complete in 2012, according to archrecord.construction.com.