Miami Art Museum
Architect: Herzog & De Meuron
Contractor: John A. Moriarty & Associates
Categories: architectural, completed, museum, turnkey
Location: Miami, Florida
The new museum’s exterior includes polished and bush-hammered concrete walls and a trellis system, and the interior includes galleries with exposed architectural concrete walls and columns. Throughout the museum, the design called for wide-open spaces, minimizing the need for columns or other supports, and RSI accomplished this using a Cobiax structural system.
As highlighted in the video below, taken by Museum Director Thom Collins, the pouring of the concrete was especially important in this project because seamless architectural concrete lines were integral to Herzog & De Meuron’s architectural design.
“RSI built the most complicated concrete frame I’ve ever seen. Not only was it complicated structurally but it had to look great. RSI delivered a fantastic result. We are glad they were on our team.”- John Leete president of John Moriarty of Florida.
Museum Director Thom Collins provides a behind the scenes look at the construction of the Miami Art Museum.
YouTube - Museum Construction
“RSI built the most complicated concrete frame I've ever seen. Not only was it complicated structurally but it had to look great. RSI delivered a fantastic result. We are glad they were on our team.”- John Leete President of John Moriarty of Florida