We're excited to share MVRD's proposal for the Portland Museum of Art competition. As part of the museum's campus unification and expansion, the design responds to the PMA's "Art for All" vision with a beacon of the museum's new era, turning the museum inside out - opening the museum to the city by inviting the public into the campus and enabling access from all sides.
As a beacon of the new era for the PMA, the new wing will stand tall in the city. Exposed to all, it will seek attention and invite the city in, to experience, to explore, and to make it a part of their world. Art for all, unpretentious, messy, transparent, expressive, and a continuous work in progress.
The four finalist designs can be viewed online here. Fingers crossed for the result and thanks to all design partners! The The full MVRDV team comprises of Institute for Human Centered Design, Simons Architects, Stoss Landscape Urbanism, Atelier Ten, Pentagram, DVDL, Arup, Tillotson Design Associates, Woodard & Curran, PCM Company, and John Bear Mitchell.
The competition was organized by Dovetail Design Strategists.