美国,纽约,Sperone Westwater画廊(施工中)/福斯特建筑师事务所

福斯特建筑师事务所在纽约Bowery区设计的画廊新近落成,其中展出的都是Sperone Westwater陆续收藏的世界各地艺术名家的作品,这些艺术家无分国籍与年龄,涵盖面很广。这座画廊距离SANAA设计的博物馆几步之遥,其数控铣削玻璃立面优雅地与博物馆的外观可谓珠联璧合。福斯特认为,画廊“既能反映出纽约Bowery区生机勃勃的城市特色,也让人反思公众在画廊环境中对艺术的关注方式”。我们拍摄了一些画廊的照片。

画廊共九层,其中既有许多可灵活变动的展区,也有一个动态移动画廊。移动画廊面积12×20英尺(约合3.7×6.1米),因衔接着展出艺术品的五个楼层而被称为“画廊中的创新垂直运动通道”,让游客逐层观赏品评。从街道看去,平台也算是一个楼层,延伸了展览空间。建筑师有意使平台上游客的慢条斯理与街道上的车水马龙形成鲜明的对比。

画廊在面对公园的一侧还有一个雕塑露台,公共楼层的顶层是预展画廊。顶层还有一间图书馆,同时能举办各种活动。

Co-architects: Adamson Associates

Consultants: Buro Happold , Sciame, Buro Happold , Edgett Williams, JAM Consultants Inc.


We took a few shots of Foster + Partners’ latest addition to the Bowery – a new gallery to house the Sperone Westwater’s growing collection from prominent artists of different nationalities and ages. Sitting a few steps away from SANAA’s musuem, this new gallery’s CNC milled glass facade elegantly responds to its neighboring art museum. According to Foster, the gallery is “both a response to the dynamic urban character of New York’s Bowery and a desire to rethink the way in which the public engages with art in the setting of a gallery.”

Check out some photos after the break.

The nine-story museum will include flexible exhibition spaces and a dynamic moving gallery. This 12-20 foot moving room is an “innovative approach to vertical movement within a gallery building” as it connects the five floors where the works of art will be displayed, allowing visitors to gradually move between levels. Visible from the street, the platform can also be locked on one floor to extend its space for exhibitions. The architects’ note the contrast between the slow pace of the platform with the fast-paced traffic of the street.

The museum also includes a sculpture terrace toward the park and a private viewing gallery at the top of the public floors. The top floor houses a library which doubles as an event space for different functions.

Co-architects: Adamson Associates

Consultants: Buro Happold , Sciame, Buro Happold , Edgett Williams, JAM Consultants Inc.