New Buildingin design
Renzo Piano has completed his latest Project: the extension of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, United States. Once again, the distinctive architectural feature of the Italian architect is can be seen in the precise combination of steel and glassm that in this work results in a transparente box of very thin slabs and roofs, A green corridor of 15 m connects the outbuilding to the historic seat of the museum, built in 1903 by the late millionaire who gives name to it. The contrast between old and new enhances the value of the exhibitions on display, including decorative arts, furniture, books, and upholstery. The glazed extension, however, holds only 185 square meters of the exhibition area. Most of the building is dedicated to complementary activities, such as the auditorium for 300 people, conservation laboratories, classrooms, administrative area
and a café.
The grandeur of the entrance hall is the highlight of Renzo Piano’s project who sought to enter it in the contemporary context from the application of sustainable solutions. Example is the reuse of water and a proper system of heating based on transmission of geothermal heat, which ensured the LEED certification for the attachment of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.