The Cincinnati Art Museum consists of a collection of historical buildings that were added over the past century. The concept offers a museum that has clear and separate spaces, attractive to exhibit different types of art and a pleasant working environment for all employees at the same time. The existing building presents itself in smaller “en suite” galleries. The new part consists of two clearly distinguishable elements: an extensive exhibition hall and a 60 meters high tower that offers spectacular views over Cincinnati. Outside, a sculpture garden will strengthen the relationship between the city and the museum.

Program: 35.000 m2 renovation and 10.000 m2 extension, parking facilities
Client: Cincinnati Art Museum
Support: Emersion Design
Status: 1st prize competition 2008 / Under construction second phase