MoMA PS1 Entrance Building
For MoMA/PS1 we designed a building to be used for entry, ticketing, orientation, and art display. Visitors to the museum pass through this building and then out into the main courtyard of MoMA PS1 on their way to the galleries.
In this project we sought to distill the nature of the site itself: the geometry, materials, and its presence. We aimed to embed the building seamlessly into its context. It establishes a strong presence for MoMA/PS1 on Jackson Avenue during the day and evening, and filters and mediates between the chaos of the neighborhood, and the repose of the museum environment.
The construction is of exposed cast concrete: floors, walls and roof. The monumental doors are assembled of hot rolled steel tube and plate and glazed with surface-applied laminated glass sheets. Each material is handled in a distinct manner. The interior is animated by the variable daylight entering the building through skylights and the glass rods that penetrate the concrete walls.