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Zaha Hadid unwraps new Broad Art Museum

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[FIRST LOOK + ELEVATIONS + DATA] Zaha Hadid’s $40 million [£24 million] Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University has been unveiled

The museum, which will officially open on the 9 November, will serve as an educational resource for the university and a cultural hub for the state of Michigan.

The ‘dynamic’ stainless steel and glass structure is a ‘dramatic contrast’ to the surrounding traditional brick collegiate Gothic architecture.


The 4,200m² project contains 1,600m² of gallery space, including areas for special exhibitions, modern and contemporary art, new media, photography, and works on paper and a three-level museum that has expansive views and provides sites for large-scale installations.

The building also contains an education wing, works on paper study center, café, shop and outdoor sculpture garden and pedestrian plaza.

Project data

Architect Zaha Hadid Architects
Executive architect Integrated Design Solutions
Construction manager Barton Malow Company
Museum and cultural resources consultant Lord Cultural Resources
Structural design Adams Kara Taylor
M&E engineer Max Fordham Consulting Engineers
Façade consultant Front Inc.
Executive structural design Structural Design Incorporated
Plumbing design Peter Basso Associates
Landscape design Hamilton Anderson
Civil design Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr and Huber
Lighting and security design Arup
Food service consultant EF Whitney
Acoustic consultant Kolano & Saha Engineers
Initial program study Cooper, Robertson & Partners

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