Foreign Office Architects Designs US Museum

21 July 2010 (Last Updated July 21st, 2010 18:30)

UK-based practice Foreign Office Architects has unveiled the design for a new 34,000ft² facility at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Cleveland, Ohio, US. Ground-breaking is scheduled this year for the $26.3m four-storey structure, which will be located on a triangular site.

UK-based practice Foreign Office Architects has unveiled the design for a new 34,000ft² facility at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Cleveland, Ohio, US.

Ground-breaking is scheduled this year for the $26.3m four-storey structure, which will be located on a triangular site.

The practice will create a building with a hexagonal base that rises to a square roof. It will appear as an inventive massing of six geometric facets.

The building façade will be clad in mirror-finish black Rimex stainless steel and feature tinted glazed windows.

Three of the building's six facets will accommodate a transparent public plaza which will lead to an atrium, a lobby, cafe, shop and a multipurpose room.

The scheme will feature a 6,000ft² gallery on the top floor along with an additional gallery and a lounge.

The second and third floors feature exhibition and programming spaces and house administrative functions.