Perez Art Museum Miami by Herzog & De Meuron

By : Dennis Franklin | 5 Dec 2013 9:13 am | Museums

The Perez Art Museum Miami was designed by the Herzog & De Meuron architectural practice and it serves as an extension to the museum park offering a new public space in the city.

The project hosts exhibitions of 20th and 21st century art along with several workshops and educational activities. There are several outdoor spaces connected to the museum and the park nearby with a cantilevered canopy that ensures protection while also maintaining a view of the Biscayne Bay and there are tropical plants inserted into the design to ease the transition between the natural surroundings and the interior.

The park and gardens surround the entire extension and there are sculpture-installations placed between them to give hints about the purpose of the project. To respond to the tropical climate the designers used concrete protecting the building from the elements and adding a high thermal mass while the framework was raised on an elevated platform to protect against possible floods.



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