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Milwaukee Art Museum Quadracci Pavilion

Identification

Milwaukee Art Museum Quadracci Pavilion
219685

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Structure in General

low-rise building
existing [completed]
concrete
concrete
exposed structure
white
structural expressionism

Usage

museum (fine arts)
restaurant parking

Facts

  • First Santiago Calatrava-designed building in the United States.
  • The reception hall has a 90-foot ceiling.
  • Approximately 20,000 cubic yards of concrete were used in the construction of the pavilion.
  • The structural mast is 198 ft. long and leans at a 41.64 degree angle.
  • The Burke Brise Soleil, the movable, wing-like sun screen comprised of 72 steel fins, is raised and lowered to control both temperature and light in the structure. The fins range in length from 26 to 105 ft., with a wingspan of 217 ft. at its widest point.
  • The cable-stayed pedestrian bridge is 280 feet long.
  • This building is an addition to the Milwaukee Art Museum, and hosts traveling exhibitions. The museum's permanent collection is housed in the original building.

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Location

700 North Art Museum Drive
53202
U.S.A.

Technical Data

38.16 ft
293.00 ft
3
1997
2001
$121,000,000

Involved Companies

Architect:

Also recorded for this building:

acoustics consultant, automatic door supplier, civil engineering, concrete supplier, door supplier, electrical engineering, elevator supplier, escalator supplier, facade supplier, fire protection engineering, formwork supplier, general contractor, glass supplier, interior designer, landscape architect, lighting consultant, mechanical engineering, roofing supplier, structural engineering, window supplier

Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings