Diane Pham

INTERVIEW: HOK’s Yann Weymouth Discusses Designing the Hurricane-Resistant Salvador Dalí Museum

by , 11/18/14
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INHABITAT: The building features numerous green systems, including a solar hot water powered dehumidification system, high efficiency HVAC and ventilation systems, permeable pavers, and strategic lighting – did BIM play a role in optimizing the efficiency of these additions?

YANN: BIM was helpful, but old-fashioned common sense and calculations played a big part too very early in strategic decisions, such as building orientation, where to open to vistas, where to shade spaces. We use the LEED checklist on all our projects, and our mechanical engineers at TLC were deeply involved in optimizing every system, using our BIM building model.

INHABITAT: How did BIM help you troubleshoot as the museum was being constructed? Did fewer issues arise due to the use of BIM from the offset?

YANN: Beck used our BIM drawings and model very rigorously, and we communicated easily and continuously throughout the construction – as a result there were only a handful of change orders.

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INHABITAT: What impression do you hope the architecture of the building will make on its visitors? What do you hope they will take away from their experience?

YANN: People like the building, and it continues to attract them. A recent museum survey found that some 70% said they came primarily to see the building, before then discovering the collection. We designed the building to create a sense of anticipation of the collection, a celebration of the beautiful bayside site, and to shelter and celebrate an extraordinary and unique art collection. Our hope is that as one walks away from the visit, one carries a deep and lasting memory of a few of the amazing works of art created by Dalí, a desire to return to see more, and a sense of joy and wonder.

+ YANN WEYMOUTH
+ HOK SALVADOR DALI MUSEUM

 

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12 Comments

  1. khalidpk April 13, 2014 at 10:24 am

    hi,
    i am a draftsman(Architecture)
    and now learning Revit.

  2. tauseefiqbal27 tauseefiqbal27 July 26, 2012 at 11:20 am

    i love design and build the new idea of architectural building like commerical

  3. Pamela Alma Weymouth Pamela Alma Weymouth March 20, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    Nice job Nono! Can’t wait to see it live and show the boys what you do! xo p

  4. Annette Saldana November 2, 2011 at 6:04 am

    I would say the combination of Yann and Salvador Dali is sublime!

  5. mollcott November 1, 2011 at 10:23 am

    This building is amazing! Great interview. I can’t wait to visit!

  6. Bridgette Meinhold Bridgette Meinhold November 1, 2011 at 10:19 am

    the combination of HOK and Salvador Dali is a match made in heaven.

  7. Amanda Coen Amanda Coen October 31, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    Great interview. Can’t wait for the opportunity to make it to see the museum in person!

  8. Jessica Dailey Jessica Dailey October 31, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    I love that HOK paid so much attention to Dali’s artwork in the design of the building. I can’t imagine a better home for his work!

  9. Rebecca Paul Rebecca Paul October 31, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    Wow this building is beautiful. I love the concept of using Dali’s aesthetic as architectural inspiration!

  10. Andrew Michler Andrew Michler October 31, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    I see so much parametric design in buildings now, its very helpful to read about how these complex buildings actually come together.

  11. Yuka Yoneda Yuka Yoneda October 31, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    Great interview Diane. This is one of my favorite buildings ever. Dali would be proud!

  12. Jill Fehrenbacher Jill Fehrenbacher October 31, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    This is a great interview about a fascinating building. Well done Diane!

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