The main idea behind the Young at Art project is to focus on the way children experience the world. Inspired by the possibility of facilitating interaction between children and the space, the architects decided to connect the building to its surroundings and enhance the visual flow. The 55,000 square foot museum includes four exhibit areas for 2D visual arts, ceramics, 3D graphics and photography. It also boasts a library, teen center, café, conference areas and a reading room.
The building has a reflective, white TPO butterfly roof, exposed structural, mechanical and infrastructural systems throughout the interior, optimal orientation, high performance materials and built in mechanisms for energy efficiency and rainwater harvesting. This is what it takes to be a building green!