Competition entry for the redesign of the Queens Museum of Art, 2001

Joel Hoffman and I approached the redesign of the Queens Museum of Art as a series of questions involving the museum’s identity, its community, and the flow of the visitor through art and display.  We celebrated the building’s World’s Fair history by encasing it in a light, luminous surface, which creates a visible sign for all approaching the site.  We explored, and employed in our solution, the economy of means found in the communities surrounding the museum in Flushing. 

Finally, we investigated the museological implications of creating linked flows between art display, production, and consumption.  This led to a proposal that touched the existing building very lightly, opened up spatial potential of the building, and interwove educational environments within the galleries.

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