休斯顿美术博物馆宣布，它的新场馆“南希和里奇·金德大楼”（Nancy and Rich Kinder Building）将于2020年11月21日对公众开放。建筑由Steven Holl建筑师事务所设计，致力于展示博物馆的现代和当代国际艺术收藏。
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH) has announced that its new building — the ‘Nancy and Rich Kinder Building’ — will open to the public on November 21, 2020. Designed by Steven Holl Architects, the latest addition to the institution’s ‘Sarofim Campus’ is dedicated to presenting works from the museum’s international collections of modern and contemporary art.
Designed by Steven Holl Architects, the trapezoidal concrete ‘Kinder Building’ is clad with vertical glass tubes that emit a soft glow at night in a pattern across its façades. Five rectangular courtyard pools are inset along the perimeter, emphasizing the building’s openness to its surroundings.
‘light enters the Kinder Building through the ‘luminous canopy’ of its roof, modeled on the billowing clouds of the Texas sky, and light emerges from the cladding of soft-etched translucent glass tubes, whose glowing presence at night will add to the impact of the campus as a civic experience for all of Houston,’ explains Steven Holl.
A flexible black-box gallery at street-level will be permanently devoted to immersive installations, hosting three inaugural works. The ground floor also includes a windowed gallery facing main street.
The second-floor galleries will be organized by curatorial department, and each will highlight collection strengths. Suites of galleries will be devoted to the history of photography; decorative arts, craft, and design; prints and drawings; European and American 20th-century painting and sculpture; and Latin American modernism. Meanwhile, the third-floor galleries will feature thematic exhibitions.
– Steven Holl Architects
Steven Holl ( principal )
Chris McVoy ( design architect )
Olaf Schmidt ( senior associate )
Filipe Taboada ( project architect )
Rychiee Espinosa, Yiqing Zhao, Lourenzo Amaro de Oliveira, Garrick Ambrose, Xi Chen, Carolina Cohen Freue, JongSeo Lee, Vahe Markosian, Elise Riley, Christopher Rotman, Yun Shi, Alfonso Simelio, Dimitra Tsachrelia, Yasmin Vobis, Yiqing Zhao (project team)
Associate Architects: Kendall / Heaton Associates
Project Manager: The Projects Group
Structural Engineers: Guy Nordenson & Associates, Cardno Haynes Whaley
MEP Engineer: ICOR
Climate Engineers: Transsolar
Lighting Consultant: L'Observetoire International
Cost Estimator: Venue Cost Consultants
Facade Consultant: Knippers Helbig