Morgan Library & Museum, New York

Renovation, transformation and extension of historically landmarked buildings – dating from the late 19th and early 20th Centuries – containing a brand new 300-seat concert hall, as well as new exhibition and library spaces.

Morgan Library & MuseumRehearsal in the new 300-seat auditorium.
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Morgan Library & MuseumAuditorium.
One of the technical galleries as seen from stage.
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Morgan Library & MuseumAuditorium. Curved acoustic reflection panels on the celling.
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Morgan Library & MuseumAcoustic panels detail.
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Morgan Library & MuseumReading room, before installation of the furniture.
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Morgan Library & MuseumMorgan Library & Museum, Madison Avenue, New York.
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Morgan Library & MuseumMorgan Library
& Library central piazza.
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Morgan Library & MuseumThe Morgan Library offices open out onto the central piazza.
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Morgan Library & MuseumOpening event in May 2006 in the central piazza of the Morgan Library & Museum. Located at the heart of the building, between the museum spaces, the library, the auditorium and the offices, the piazza can serve as a conference and concert space, and as a restaurant.
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Locatie   New York, USA. Historic landmark building.

Bouwkosten   $70 million.

Periode   Start of design in 2001, opening of the renovated and enlarged facility including the new auditorium in May 2006.

Opdrachtgever   Pierpont Morgan Library.

Architect(en)   Renzo Piano Building Workshop, Genoa/Paris.

Theateradviseur(s)   David Harvey, Harvey Marshall Berling Associates, New York.

Capaciteit   300-seat auditorium, exhibition spaces, public piazza, reading rooms and offices. Total area 8 000 m².

Gebruik   Auditorium: concerts, recitals, projections, conferences. Public Piazza: opening receptions, conferences and lectures, café. Exhibitions and reading rooms.

Werkzaamheden   Basic and acoustical concept; acoustical and theater planning consulting throughout the project.

Adviseur(s)   Eckhard Kahle, Kahle Acoustics; in collaboration with David Harvey, Harvey Marshall Associates, New York, for audiovisual and theatre equipment design.

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