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
James S. Polshek
Richard Barnes, Aislinn Weidele