Gallery: Renzo Piano’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Expansion Opens ...

 
The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston is celebrating the opening of its new wing and restored palace this week, which were designed by the Renzo Piano Building Workshop. The new 70,000-square-foot addition will help alleviate pressures placed on the historic 1902 building and provide additional space for expansion and more events and exhibitions. Characterized by natural light and simplicity in design, Renzo Piano's expansion is a tool for the rehabilitated museum. The project incorporated many sustainable building strategies beyond the use of natural light and it's currently seeking LEED Gold certification.

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