UC-Berkeley begins construction of art museum, film archive

Adaptive reuse project will transform printing plant into $100 million cultural facility

Adaptive reuse and addition will create art museum and film archive
Adaptive reuse and addition will create art museum and film archive
February 15, 2013

The University of California-Berkeley has begun work on a $100 million project to turn a 1939 printing plant into the new Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive. The 50,000-sf concrete structure will be expanded with a new 30,000-sf steel-clad wing to the north. 

Museum galleries will be placed in the existing building, and the new wing will hold 230-seat and 32-seat film theaters, as well as a café. The current museum building has been determined to be seismically unsafe. The Building Team for the donor-funded project includes architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro and EHDD.

(http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/place/article/Work-begins-on-Berkeley-museum-film-archive-4272577.php)

         
 

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