WAN Awards 2015


WAN Mobile
WAN Mobile
Previous Next

The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, United States

Thursday 04 Jan 2007

New kid on the bloch

Photography by Andy Ryan 
Your comments on this project

No. of Comments: 0

Add comments | More comments

Be the first to comment

The much anticipated expansion of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art will open to the public on Saturday 9 June 2007. 

The new building was designd by renowned architect Steven Holl. The slender, elongated building runs along the eastern edge of the campus and provides a delicate counterpoint to the original 1933 Beaux-Arts building. Five lenses constructed of twin layers of glass walls emerge from the ground and create a luminous, undulating interpaly between architecture and landscape. The new 165,000 sq ft expansion increases the Museum space by more than 70% and features five distinct levels of expansive, light-filled galleries. Visitors will find a new main lobby, Museum Store, Museum Cafe and Spencer Art Reference Library. The new Bloch Building is part of a bold strategic plan to greatly increase the Museum's role in the community and region, with a continued commitment to keep admission free every day for all visitors. The overall vision includes expanded programming, an incrase in studio classrooms and educations resources, and a strengthened that supports those initiatives. To view the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art go to www.nelson-atkins.org

View larger image
View side image
View alternative image
View interior image

Key Facts

Status Opening June 2007
Value 0(m€)
Were you involved in this scheme?
Steven Holl Architects

More projects by this architect

Mumbai City Museum

Praemium Imperiale: Steven Holl

The Reid Building, Glasgow School of Art

Kennedy Center

Culture and Art Center of Qingdao City

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Sliced Porosity Block

Interview: Steven Holl

Daeyang House Films

Maggie's Centre at St Bartholomew's Hospital

Daeyang Gallery and House

Virginia Commonwealth University

Campbell Sports Center, Columbia University

Sliced Porosity Block

Cite de l’Ocean et du Surf

National University of Colombia

Nanjing Sifang Art Museum

Horizontal Skyscraper (Vanke Center)

Glasgow School of Art

Hangzhou masterplan

University of Iowa Art Studio

LM Harbour Gateway

Linked Hybrid

Knut Hamsun Museum

Nelson Atkins Museum of Art

Shenzhen "4 Tower in 1 "Masterplan

School of Art and Art History, University of Iowa

Loisium Hotel

Copenhagen Gateway

Princeton University Arts and Transit neighbourhood

The Nelson-Atkins Museum Of Art

Sliced Porosity Block

Interiors New York University, Department of Philosophy

Whitney Water Purification Facility and Park


University of Iowa School of Art


Click here to view the NEWS IN PICTURES tablet site