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SFMOMA Expansion

Architecture, Landscape and Interior
2013 – Expected 2016
Location San Francisco, California, USA
Typology Museum
Client SFMOMA
Status Under Construction
Associate Architect EHDD
Presentation view

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is expanding to accommodate the growth of the museum's audience, educational programs, and collection that has occurred since the current Mario Botta-designed building opened in 1995. The building will feature increased public circulation between the museum and the city through the creation of free, public ground-level galleries; new entrances that make the museum accessible from every direction; a central public gathering place.

The use of glass throughout the building, as well as the creation of two outdoor terraces and a new sculpture garden, further serves to open up the museum and connect it to the city. 

Visitors will approach the new SFMOMA Expansion from Howard Street. 
View from the top of the roman seating in the Howard Street Gallery on the ground floor.  The space will house Richard Serra's Sequence, and will be free and open to the public.
The Main Foyer on the second floor houses all visitors services, orientation and ticketing. The third floor Vertical Garden is visible from the windows above.
The Vertical Sculpture Garden on the 3rd floor has views of Alexander Calder's work in the adjacent gallery, and 5th floor Bridge above, as well as out over Howard Street.
The White Box Space can house a multipurpose gallery, education, performance, and event space. The functional design is made possible through the use of a flexible ceiling, and movable podia and seating.
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