Designed by internationally acclaimed architect and Harvard Professor Farshid Moussavi, the Museum of Contemporary Art is an icon for Cleveland’s revitalization and growth and a symbol of the city’s renaissance. The gem-like structure boasts a unique designed that is both environmentally and fiscally sustainable, as well as being visually stunning and highly practical. The Museum is a ‘green’ building and received LEED® Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council in 2015.
The 34,000-square-foot geometric-shaped structure rises from a six-sided base to a four-sided top, producing eight triangles and trapezoids that are stands four stories high. The building’s exterior is covered in panels of reflective black stainless steel, while the interiors are cooled and heated by geothermal wells that are located beneath the plaza next to the building.
In addition to being an extraordinary form of art in itself, the building presents intimate interior spaces to showcase the works of contemporary artists from around the world and for visitors to connect with them. The iconic building masterfully accommodates an array of wide-ranging experiences with contemporary art for all to enjoy.
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