Jan. 8, 2013—Today, New York-based Diller Scofidio + Renfro celebrated the topping-off of The Broad in Los Angeles. Local officials and workers were on hand to sign a ceremonial beam, which was lifted into place at the top of the structure on downtown’s Grand Avenue. The 120,000-square-foot building will serve as a public museum, private storage of the Broad archive, and the headquarters for the Broad Art Foundation. To combine these programs, the team at Diller Scofidio + Renfro—working with Gensler as executive architect—designed a light-controlled vault covered by a permeable, custom-formed GFRC veil. Visitors to the museum will enter beneath the veil, passing through the storage vault via escalator tunnel to access the 50,000 square feet of column-free, public galleries on top of the vault. The museum will include a 200-seat lecture hall, as well as research spaces for visiting scholars.
The Broad anticipates an early 2014 opening.
For more details and images of The Broad, visit ARCHITECT 's Project Gallery.
An animation of The Broad in its downtown Los Angeles context can be found below: