The last pieces of scaffolding were removed from The Broad Museum in downtown Los Angeles today, revealing its full fiber-reinforced concrete façade, dubbed “the veil” by architectural firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro, which collaborated with Gensler on the project. In concept sketches for the 120,000-square-foot museum, the architects emphasized a “veil and vault” strategy, wherein a structural exoskeleton that would house public gallery spaces bathed in natural light would surround a private, light-controlled art archive.
Sited adjacent to the Walt Disney Concert Hall, designed by Frank O. Gehry Architects, The Broad will house nearly 2,000 works from the collection of the Broad Art Foundation. The Broad anticipates an opening date in late 2015.
Read more about The Broad in coverage from ARCHITECT’s 2014 P/A Awards.
Watch a time-lapse video of the last pieces of scaffolding being removed from The Broad.