renzo piano: isabella stewart gardner museum opens in boston


Description of the project:

“On january 19th, the new addition to the isabella stewart gardner museum in boston, USA, by italian architecture studio
renzo piano building workshop, will be opened to the public. the extension houses a 300-seat auditorium, a 2, 000 sq. ft.
(185 square meters) exhibition space, a café, conservation labs as well as an education studio and staff offices.
a new, larger entrance welcomes visitors. the glass addition, set back 50 feet (15 meters) from the original building,
is connected to the historic museum by a greenhouse corridor.
To ensure that it does not overpower the existing site, the new building is slightly shorter. the geothermal well system,
daylight harvesting, water-efficient landscaping techniques and the use of vernacular materials all contribute to the building’s

LEED certification. painted copper panels and a clear glass façade help integrate the structure into the surrounding gardens.”


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