These are the first images of Grimshaw's proposals for the $37 million (£19.7 million) revamp and expansion of the Queens Museum of Art (QMA) in New York. The practice saw off the likes of Rafael Viñoly and SOM to land the project, which will almost double the size of the museum in Flushing Meadows Corona Park to almost 9,760m². The QMA shares its home, originally built for the World Trade Fair in 1939, with an ice rink, which will be moved to another part of the park. Grimshaw proposes to open up the space between these two halves and 'drop' in a large, hanging winter garden, which will be supported from the roof. Outside, there are plans to remove the unsympathetic 1960s additions and return the facade to its original 'colonnade'-style appearance.
The west wall of the building, which can be lit up at night, will feature the name of the museum in 139 languages to 'reect the diversity of the area'.