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The Brooklyn Museum Entry Pavilion and Plaza

The glass entry pavilion and new plaza create a revitalized public identity for the Museum and reintegrate the building with its site and neighboring urban context.¬†Distilling the principles of McKim, Mead & White’s design, the permeable and minimalist hemispherical pavilion acts as a counterpoint to the opacity and symmetry of the original neo-classical structure, radically reinventing accessibility to the Museum both in concept and in practice.

The Brooklyn Museum

Brooklyn, New York
39,000 square feet 

2004

Design Partners
James S. Polshek

Management Partner
Duncan Hazard

Photographer
Richard Barnes, Aislinn Weidele