The New Museum, New York
Intended as a home for contemporary art and an incubator for new ideas, The New Museum, designed by Pritzker Architecture Prize-winning architects Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa/SANAA, is a seven-story structure located in the heart of New York City.
The New Museum is a combination of elegant and urban, clad in a seamless, anodized, expanded aluminum mesh, where the colour and buzz of the Bowery neighbourhood gives way to a luminous, pale space, with a palette of white and silver.
In contrast, the Museum’s restrooms buzz with vibrant hues from Bisazza HANAMI floral mosaic which completely covers the walls and is the only intensely coloured feature in the building.
SANAA say about the building: “The New Museum is intriguing because it is always trying to find itself and we hope that continues to be so. Our building is an attempt to express that adventurousness and freedom.”