Foster designs an expansion for the Norton Museum of Art, Florida

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Foster & Partners have revealed their plans for the expansion of Norton Museum of Art in Florida.

Foster designs an expansion for the Norton Museum of Art, Florida

The expansion project for the Norton Museum of Art in Florida was presented by architect Norman Foster at Art Basel and Design in Miami on December 4, 2013.

The project involves construction of three new pavilions linked by a single roof. The expansion will double the museum’s exhibition space and consolidate its role as one of Florida’s most important cultural institutions.

The plans by architect Norman Foster restore compositional order to the main level, reorganising the entire museum layout, including the existing structures and the entrances. The museum was founded by Ralph Hubbard Norton and his wife Elizabeth Calhoun Norton in 1941 and built to plans by architect Marion Sims Wyeth, but subsequent expansions and construction of a parking lot to the south of the building altered its composition and shifted the main entrance onto the side of the building.

(Agnese Bifulco)

Design: Foster + Partners
Location: Florida USA
Images courtesy of Foster + Partners