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MOCA is a 34,000 ft2 non-collecting museum in the emerging Uptown district of Cleveland's University Circle neighborhood. Located on the corner of a triangular site at thejunction of two major roads, the building will act as a beacon for this area of the city.
The new MOCA is arranged as a multi-storey building in order to produce a compact envelope and optimal environmental perbrmanoe, and to liberate space for a museum pl. The building in this location is exposed on all sides and has multiple entrances which will bring the museum added flexibility. lts prismatic form is clad in mirror black stainless steel panels which are arranged along a diagonal grid to follow the diagonal load bearing structure of the external envelope. These reflective panels will respond to weather changes and movement around the museum, providing visitors with constantly changing perceptions.
On entering the building, visitors will ﬁnd the structure left exposed on the interior face of the envelope and treated with a ﬁre-resistant, intense blue paint. The museum's public and "back of house" activities will be interspersed along the section of the building and accessed - physically and visually - by a grand stair which ascends the museum's vertical atrium. Each floor is designed to host a variety of conﬁgurations for maximum ﬂexibility, with the blue inner surface which envelopes the different spaces providing a consistency across the various museum events. In the main gallery on the top floor, the blue surface will rise to form a deep blue ceiling, evoking the sky or a sense of bound lessness in contrast to the traditional idea of the gallery as a white, sealed, cube.
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