Resnick Pavilion LACMA
The Resnick Exhibition Pavilion, the cornerstone of Phase II of LACMA's Transformation, complements BCAM architecturally.
The exterior of the Resnick Pavilion is made of pale travertine
marble that originates from the same quarry as the marble used on
BCAM's facade and features large windows within the saw-tooth roof
that flood the gallery with northern light. Robert Irwin's Palm
Garden borders the building.
The vibrant "Renzo Red" motif established in Phase I is
continued via the mechanical systems and technical rooms on the
exterior of the Resnick Pavilion. This allows 85 percent of the
gross footprint to be utilized for the presentation of art.
The interior gallery is notable not only for its remarkable volume and quality of light, but for its flexibility that allows for the presentation of multiple exhibitions at once as well as large-scale works of art. The structure is the largest purpose-built, naturally lit open-plan museum space in the world.
Light is what allows you to be rather extreme or radical when you are creating a space for art, without fearing competition with the artwork because light is always good for art.
Just as the building absorbs light during the day, the Resnick
Pavilion is a stunning illumination at night. The ceiling and
northern and southern glass-clad walls allow for a glow from within
that can easily be seen while driving by on 6th street.
The building is named in honor of LACMA Trustee and long-time
patrons Lynda and Stewart Resnick.
Combined with the Broad Contemporary Art Museum LACMA has added nearly 100,000 square feet of gallery space since 2008.
Facts about Resnick Pavilion LACMA
Renzo Piano Building Workshop
LRM Landscape Architects
KPFF Consulting Engineers
Structural and Mechanical Engineer:
Arup North America, LTD
ACCO Engineered Systems
Security and Control Systems:
Low Voltage Wiring:
CMF Custom Metal Fabricators
Walters and Wolf
Carnevale & Lohr
Last updated: December 19, 2013
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