New Africa Center (Museum for African Art)
||New York, NY
||Robert A.M Stern Architects
||Cultural & Entertainment
The new building for African Art is the first musuem on Fifth Avenue since the Guggenheim Museum. The museum is intended not only as a place for art but also as a gathering place for people. A tower of 115 luxury condominiums is built above the museum. Sixteen thousand square feet occupies exhibition space. The building offers a 45-foot high lobby of which visitors will enter though an atrium with a dancing mullion exterior wall. The second floor provides 12,800 square feet of flexible gallery space. The exterior includes an undulating facade of precast concrete cladding as well as an open garden roof event space. Vidaris provided DD and CD consulting and shop and job site monitoring for the exterior wall, as well as job site monitoring for roofing and waterproofing.