The Broad Contemporary Art Museum. Interview with Architect Elizabeth Diller

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In this video we have a look at Eli and Edythe Broad’s new contemporary art museum in Los Angeles, The Broad. We attended the press preview to have a look at the Broad’s collection, and especially at the architecture of the new building that was designed by the New York-based architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro. We had the pleasure to talk to the architecture firms founding partner Elizabeth Diller, who provided us with some basic information on the concept of the museum’s architecture with its “veil-and-vault” idea, the challenges the architecture studio faced, and how they worked with the natural light.

The Broad is a new contemporary art museum built by philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad on Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles. The museum is designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with Gensler. The Broad is home to the nearly 2,000 works of art in the Broad collection, which comprises prominent holdings of postwar and contemporary art and offers free general admission. With its innovative “veil-and-vault” concept, the 120,000-square-foot, $140-million building will feature two floors of gallery space to showcase The Broad’s comprehensive collection and will be the headquarters of The Broad Art Foundation’s worldwide lending library.

Diller Scofidio + Renfro is an interdisciplinary design studio that integrates architecture, the visual arts, and the performing arts. Based in New York City, Diller Scofidio + Renfro is led by three partners – Elizabeth Diller, Ricardo Scofidio, and Charles Renfro. Selected projects include: World Trade Center Viewing Platform, New York, NY (2001); Blur, Swiss Expo, Lake Neuchâtel (2002); Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA (2006); The Broad, Los Angeles, CA (2015); Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) Expansion, New York, NY (in design).

The Broad by Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with Gensler. Interview with Elizabeth Diller on the occasion of the press preview. Los Angeles, September 16, 2015.

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