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Revisiting the Gagosian

Laura
Wednesday 03 Mar 2010

Richard Meier & Partners completes expansion of Beverly Hills gallery

Originally designed by the firm in 1995, Richard Meier & Partners has recently completed an expansion of the Gagosian Gallery that has nearly doubled its size. The 464 sq m addition is anchored by a new 279 sq m, street-level exhibition space, which includes a natural wood brown ceiling and translucent skylights. The new building, adjacent to the existing gallery, also features a new 111 sq m roof deck.

The new gallery space utilises skylights to balance daylight from the north and south sky to support a diversity of installations. The expansive daylit gallery walls can accommodate even larger works in gallery space with a quality of light that is consistent with the original Gagosian Gallery. The glazed public street façade blends seamlessly with the existing Gallery facade and provides pedestrians a glimpse into the gallery. A single 20 sq m glass and aluminum sliding door at the street allows oversized artwork to be unloaded directly into the gallery and allows exhibit space to open to the active Beverly Hills street.

New second level offices and a private skylit viewing gallery address the growing gallery’s administrative and exhibit needs. At the roof, a sculpture terrace provides a unique outdoor setting for installations and offers views of the city and the surrounding Hollywood Hills.

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