The Art Institute of Chicago (The Modern Wing) Designed By Renzo Piano
The 25,000 square meter post-modern structure was designed to house various collections of the modern arts of the European Society, as well undertaking a unification and completion of the Art Institute’s cultural aspects(Murray 3). It also performs the unification and end role of the urban campus of the institution. The purpose of this one-page research proposal is to conduct a close analysis of the building with regard to the applied architectural design and the functionality with respect to its location.
The historic building that has taken centre stage of all media stations was designed by Mr. Renzo Piano, who is the current Pritzker Prize-winner. The multi-square foot building has made the Art Institute to take the position of the second ranked largest Art Museum in the American Continent. The building encompasses the most renowned global collections of the contemporary painting and sculpture from the European community, the post-modern arts, the latest architecture and design accompanied with advanced photography.
The building was designed with extraordinary scope with high quality on its revelation having higher levels and ratings, comprehensively than any other known historical structures. Considering the environmental setting and functionality, the structure is designed with an entrance to the Monroe Street with an interconnection with the known Millennium Park all the way to the currently established Griffin Court.
The first floor of the building has been designated and set aside for current educational facilities, various galleries, former and newly created public amenities and a piece of garden(Murray7). All these installations on the first floor are meant to link the Modern Wing with the new social, ecological and functionality of the urban life. The second floor has been set aside for the art as well as the viewing of the formal art designs from the institution and the European world. The third floor of the building has been designed in such a way that the light system is taken care of by the natural light, rather that the artificial lighting system. Under the street level, the Modern Wing will encompass mechanical systems and structures, art storage as well as support facilities purely meant for the whole institute.
Murray, Scott. ‘The Modern Wing: Renzo Piano and the Art Institute of Chicago. By James Cuno, Paul Goldberger, and Joseph Rosa’.The Art Book 17.4 (2010): 83-84. Web.