The Broad Museum Of Downtown Los Angeles

1254 Words May 3rd, 2016 6 Pages
Opened on September 20, 2015, the Broad Museum in downtown Los Angeles is a fusion of several different styles of architecture. The Broad museum is a new kind of contemporary art museum Calling it “a gift to the people of Los Angeles,” Eli and Edythe Broad donated millions of dollars to open The Broad Museum in downtown Los Angeles. It stands next to the iconic Disney Concert Hall that is designed by Frank Gehry and is the first major art museum that is free to. The public. The Broad is designed by Diller Scofidio and Renfro in teamwork with Gensler. It is a first for the new York-based architect in this city, and one of the number of large new buildings for a firm that has built its reputation with predominantly conceptual and theoretical projects recently .The architects, Diller, Scofidio and Renfro, demonstrate the museum as consisting of three parts – the vault, the veil, and the exhibition spaces in-between the two. The architecture highlights every painting and sculpture through its use of veil, vault, and the exhibition spaces. Though it will continue to be controversial, many architects will see the Broad Museum as the wave of future.

The concept of the veil and the vault in designing the broad is based on joining the two parts of the building: one of them is public exhibition space and the other one is collection storage. Instead of relegating the storage to secondary place, the “vault,” plays an important role in making the museum experience from entry to exit.…
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