Architecture / Explore LA

The Broad Art Museum in Downtown LA

The Broad is designed by world-renowned architectural firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with Gensler. With its innovative “veil-and-vault” concept, the building features two floors of gallery space to showcase the Broad’s comprehensive collection.  Dubbed “the veil and the vault,” the museum’s design merges the two key components of the building: public exhibition space and collection storage. Rather than relegate the storage to secondary status, the “vault,” plays a key role in shaping the museum experience from entry to exit. The vault is enveloped on all sides by the “veil,” an airy, honeycomb-like structure that spans across the block-long gallery and provides filtered natural daylight. The Museum is home to the 2,000-work Broad collection, one of the most prominent holdings of postwar and contemporary art worldwide.

To Do: Art Museum
The Broad Museum
Location:  Downtown Los Angeles
Architect: Diller Scofidio + Renfro 
Style: Modern
Built: 2015
Cost: $140 million
Square Footage: 50,000 square feet (4,600 square metres) of exhibition space on two floors

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Photo by Iwan Baan


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