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Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum
New Michigan Building in East Lansing, USA design by Zaha Hadid Architects
Nov 14, 2012
Broad Art Museum Building
Broad Art Museum at MSU Opens
Location: East Lansing, Michigan, USA
Design: Zaha Hadid Architects
Photographs © 2012, Eli Broad
Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University Opens
The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University opened this past Saturday at a dedication ceremony attended by 2,000 people, including Eli and Edythe Broad, MSU President Lou Anna Simon, Architect Zaha Hadid and Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder.
Designed by Pritzker Prize-winner Hadid, the 46,000-square-foot Broad Art Museum at MSU features a striking façade of pleated stainless steel and glass, distinguishing the building from MSU’s traditional Collegiate Gothic north campus.
The museum will present contemporary art within a historical context through its study collection of more than 7,500 objects, ranging from the Greek and Roman periods to modern art. The building features galleries for special exhibitions, modern and contemporary art, new media, photography and works on paper.
The facility also includes an education wing, a works-on-paper study center, shop and café. Adjacent to the museum is an expansive outdoor sculpture garden and a large pedestrian plaza. Eli and Edythe Broad contributed the lead gift of $28 million toward the $40 million museum and donated 18 artworks.
A study released last week found that the museum is expected to pump nearly $6 million a year into the local economy.
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Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum Groundbreaking
Groundbreaking took place on 16 Mar 2010 with Zaha Hadid and donors Edythe Broad and Eli Broad wielding shovels.
Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum News
Work due to start on 16 Mar 2010 on the Broad Art Museum building, designed to contain the Michigan State University collection of modern art. This is the second building by Zaha Hadid in the USA (if you discount the Millennium Pavilion in Chicago) after the Cincinnati museum in Ohio. Feb 2010
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Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum Architect – Competition Winner
Zaha Hadid Architects has been selected as the winner in the design competition for the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University. Zaha Hadid joined the Broads at two public events today where MSU President Lou Anna K. Simon announced the winner.
“I am absolutely delighted to be building the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University. Art Museums are centres for the exchange of ideas, showcasing the art that feeds the cultural life of the community. I believe we can create buildings that evoke original experiences, inspire people, and make them excited about new ideas. The sculptural folds of the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum’s design and enigmatic qualities of its steel and glass surface follow a coherent formal logic, offering a sense of unlimited possibilities.”
Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum – Project Description
The location of the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at the northern Edge of the Michigan State University Campus is infl uenced by a set of movements adjacent to and across it. The vital street life on the northern side of Grand River Avenue and the historic heart of the university campus at the south side generate a network of paths and visual connections.
This highly frequented interface between city and campus has an additional layer, the traffic along the Grand River Avenue in east-west-direction. The zebra crossings and the street life on the northern side of the street as well as the bus-stops introduce a traversal movement layer in this part of the Grand River Avenue, slowing down the traffic and creating a focus on the structures along this stretch.
Landscape Carpet Concept
The initial momentum for Zaha Hadid Architect’s Design is generated by developing a landscape carpet picking up these loose ends of the urban fabric and interweaving them with the different movement directions across and along the site. This landscape layout develops from an urban end at the western side of the plot.
From this Western end, where the plot of the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum is neighboured by the large Berkey Hall, the new square exposes the western edge of the site by allowing for a deep insight from west to east along Grand River Avenue.The second main transversal crossing over the plot is a modifi cation of the existing pedestrian connection between the corner of Bailey Street / Grand River Avenue and the East Circle Drive on the campus.
This path is used as an entry to the eastern end of the plot, the Landscape-Side, at the interface of Museum to sculpture garden. Between these two North-South Axis linking Campus and City, a pattern of linear movements picking up directions of the surrounding structures is woven forming the base for a landscape carpet, introducing different zones and surfaces to the plot and being the base for folding up the volume of the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum.
The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum building’s appearance embraces the idea of being folded out of the different movements intersecting on the site. The light structure of the outer envelope is a sharp and directed body, a composition of patches on directional pleats, reflecting the landscape carpet’s geometry. It underlines both the movements in and around the site as well as the development from the ‘urban’ western end to the landscape side of the plot facing east. Each patch of the facade picks up a different direction of the composition of the landscape carpet, depicting its origin both at the inside and at the outside of the building.
The elongated sculpture of the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum building leans against the west in a dramatic gesture, a direct counter movement towards the approaching traffic, forming a raised head with a 40 feet tall front face towards the urban plaza and the volume of the Berkley Hall.
From there the volume undertakes a linear and continuous shift in scale to the east side which faces the sculpture garden, where it blends into the landscape at 27 feet height, signifi cantly below the tree tops, mediating between the scales of the large structures and the garden in the east. The east is sculpted by a positive-negative play of building volume and landscape patches, forming a three-sided courtyard with an open inner facade, staging a floating space between galleries and landscape.
The outer skin of the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, a structure of stainless steel with a gradual perforation and glass, picks up the play of different directions and orientations by giving each face of a pleat either an opaque or transparent character. It gives the building an ever changing appearance whilst moving past it, at the same time it is used to filter and direct the daylight depending on each gallery’s purpose and orientation.
Interior Materials & Ambience
The stainless steel skin on the outside of the building is mirrored in a white ceiling, conveying the pleated profile of each facade patch to the inside of the galleries and providing them with guided and diffused daylight (primarily north-light) through the open faced of the pleats.
The choice of materials reflects the building’s clear-cut volume and form and creates a harmonious and clear background ensemble in plaster walls, concrete floor and wooden flooring on the first floor. The abstract white walls let the artwork speak for itself; the slightly changing light directions indicate subtle changes in atmosphere when moving from room to room to form a spatial background.
Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum – Building Information
Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, East Lansing, Michigan, USA
2007 – tbc
PROGRAM: Museum space for Michigan State University campus
CLIENT: Michigan State University
ARCHITECT: Design: Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher
Project Director: Nils Fischer
Project Architects: Britta Knobel, Fulvio Wirz
Project Team: Daniel Widrig, Melike Altinisik, Mariagrazia Lanza, Rojia Forouhar
CONSULTANTS: Structural: [AKT Adams Kara Taylor, London] Hanif Kara,
Enviromental/M&E: [Max Fordham,London] Henry Luker
Lighting: [Isometrics Light Consultants, London / New York] Gerardo Olvera
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Eli Broad, 76, and MSU alumnus, made his name by running a real estate company (now known as KB Home) and the financial giant SunAmerica.
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