11.03.2015DCA win Met competition

David Chipperfield Architects has been selected by The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York to develop a new design for the Southwest Wing for modern and contemporary art. The selection process included an international design competition and was led by a committee of the Museum’s Board of Trustees.

 

Marking a huge advancement in the display of modern and contemporary art at the Museum, the project will increase gallery space for the collection, double the size of the popular Roof Garden, and create accessible on-site storage. The new design will also enhance gallery configuration and visitor navigation throughout the Southwest Wing, and support a more open dialogue between the Museum and Central Park.

 

In making the announcement, Director and CEO of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Tom Campbell, said: ‘We based the final selection of an architect on three criteria: vision, experience, and compatibility. David Chipperfield’s global architectural experience and sensibility, along with his commitment to the collaborative aspect of creating architecture, make him a perfect partner on this milestone project.’