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MoMA's $450m Diller Scofidio + Renfro renovation is unveiled
POSTED 15 Oct 2019 . BY Stu Robarts
MoMA's footprint has increased to 708,000sq ft (66,000sq m) Credit: Brett Beyer
After a five-year, $450m (€409m, £356m) renovation project split over two phases, New York's Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) reopens next week with 102,000sq ft (9,500sq m) of new gallery and public space.

Designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, working with Gensler, the renovation has seen the building's footprint increased to 708,000sq ft (66,000sq m), with gallery space increased by around a third to 166,000sq ft (15,000sq m).

There's a new space for performance, process and time-based art and a new, experimental Creativity Lab that will be programmed by MoMA's Education Department.

Existing galleries have been updated to be more flexible and technologically sophisticated.

The main lobby has been opened up to be brighter and provide a better connection between West 53rd and 54th Streets, with revamped entrances and a new glass façade on 53rd Street.

Indeed, access and circulation around the building has been improved in general, with more routes around the building and places to pause and reflect.

The shop has also been expanded and reshaped to sit across two levels.

The expansion came at the expense of Tod Williams and Billie Tsien's American Folk Art Museum, which was demolished to make space for the expanded building. In fact, MoMA now also stretches into part of Jean Nouvel's adjacent 53 West 53.

The first phase of the renovation was completed in 2017. The completed building MoMA reopens to the public on October 21st.
The first phase of the renovation was completed in 2017 Credit: Iwan Baan
the store has also been split across two levels Credit: Iwan Baan
A view of the Eli and Edythe Broad Ticketing Platform Credit: Iwan Baan
An installation view of the Marie Josée and Henry Kravis Studio Credit: Iwan Baan
An installation view of David Geffen Wing gallery 207 Credit: Iwan Baan
An installation view of David Geffen Wing gallery 206 Credit: Iwan Baan
An installation view of David Geffen Wing gallery 413 Credit: Iwan Baan
There are new routes around the building and places to pause and reflect Credit: Iwan Baan
The Carroll and Milton Petrie Terrace Sixth Floor Café is newly added Credit: Iwan Baan
The museum store has been expanded as part of the renovation Credit: Brett Beyer
The blade stair marks the threshold to the new expansion of the museum Credit: Brett Beyer
Access and circulation around the building has been improved Credit: Brett Beyer
The full renovation project took five years Credit: Brett Beyer
Diller Scofidio + Renfro worked in collaboration with Gensler Credit: Brett Beyer
The renovation was designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro Credit: Brett Beyer
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MoMA's $450m Diller Scofidio + Renfro renovation is unveiled
POSTED 15 Oct 2019 . BY Stu Robarts
MoMA's footprint has increased to 708,000sq ft (66,000sq m) Credit: Brett Beyer
After a five-year, $450m (€409m, £356m) renovation project split over two phases, New York's Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) reopens next week with 102,000sq ft (9,500sq m) of new gallery and public space.

Designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, working with Gensler, the renovation has seen the building's footprint increased to 708,000sq ft (66,000sq m), with gallery space increased by around a third to 166,000sq ft (15,000sq m).

There's a new space for performance, process and time-based art and a new, experimental Creativity Lab that will be programmed by MoMA's Education Department.

Existing galleries have been updated to be more flexible and technologically sophisticated.

The main lobby has been opened up to be brighter and provide a better connection between West 53rd and 54th Streets, with revamped entrances and a new glass façade on 53rd Street.

Indeed, access and circulation around the building has been improved in general, with more routes around the building and places to pause and reflect.

The shop has also been expanded and reshaped to sit across two levels.

The expansion came at the expense of Tod Williams and Billie Tsien's American Folk Art Museum, which was demolished to make space for the expanded building. In fact, MoMA now also stretches into part of Jean Nouvel's adjacent 53 West 53.

The first phase of the renovation was completed in 2017. The completed building MoMA reopens to the public on October 21st.
The first phase of the renovation was completed in 2017 Credit: Iwan Baan
the store has also been split across two levels Credit: Iwan Baan
A view of the Eli and Edythe Broad Ticketing Platform Credit: Iwan Baan
An installation view of the Marie Josée and Henry Kravis Studio Credit: Iwan Baan
An installation view of David Geffen Wing gallery 207 Credit: Iwan Baan
An installation view of David Geffen Wing gallery 206 Credit: Iwan Baan
An installation view of David Geffen Wing gallery 413 Credit: Iwan Baan
There are new routes around the building and places to pause and reflect Credit: Iwan Baan
The Carroll and Milton Petrie Terrace Sixth Floor Café is newly added Credit: Iwan Baan
The museum store has been expanded as part of the renovation Credit: Brett Beyer
The blade stair marks the threshold to the new expansion of the museum Credit: Brett Beyer
Access and circulation around the building has been improved Credit: Brett Beyer
The full renovation project took five years Credit: Brett Beyer
Diller Scofidio + Renfro worked in collaboration with Gensler Credit: Brett Beyer
The renovation was designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro Credit: Brett Beyer
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