Work will soon begin on the new facility for the Parrish Art Museum located in Eastern Long Island in New York, US.
Designed by Swiss architectural firm Herzog and de Meuron, the building will be located on a 14-acre site.
The 34,500ft² single-storey building will be more than 600ft long, but less than 100ft wide and is expected to cost between $20m and $25m.
The new facility will provide room for larger display galleries, climate-controlled secure storage facilities, staff offices, a cafe and a gift shop.
The museum is expected to open in 2012, according to the Southampton Press.