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The East Wing

Designing a modern museum is a major challenge for an architect.
It is a building that you can bring fame and establish your name. But the function of the building must not be forgotten by the ambitions of the architect.
The exhibited art cannot be secondary to the grandeur of the building.
A good architect will look for a design in which the building shows art from its best side and where the building becomes more beautiful due to the displayed art.

The famous architect I.M Pei has certainly succeeded in this assignment when designing the modern East Wing of the National Gallery of Art in Washington.
The heart of the building is a huge Skylit Atrium with a beautiful spatial frame ceiling made up of a number of trapezoidal glass pyramids.

Three impressions with this roof/ceiling construction

■ Picture 1: ◄ The Atrium ►
■ Picture 2: ◄ The Ceiling and Calder ►
■ Picture 3: ◄ Just the Ceiling ►

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Additional Photos by Rob Zwemmer (alvaraalto) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5142 W: 320 N: 9154] (35912)
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