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FEATURE

both a technological and programming standpoint.

the design by way of a large map of the United States

visitors proceed through a space populated by large

This can take the form of interactive electronic media

cast into the terrazzo floor of one of the exhibit spac-

digital-projection screens which portray realistic

and experiences, as well as spaces which can directly

es," he explained. "This map serves as a teaching tool

scenes of westward expansion at life-sized scale. In

support curricula," Barwick said.

for interpretive park rangers as they explain the histo-

this way, visitors literally inhabit and experience first-

"In our recent work on the Gateway Arch Museum

ry of westward expansion to museum visitors and

hand the history which they learned about via the

project in St. Louis, these features are embedded into

school groups. After experiencing the map, museum

map, earlier." Such continuous transformation and

A St. Louis Icon Re-Imagined
A primary goal of the Gateway Arch Museum renovation was to create closer
and more robust connections between
the landscape of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial and the city of
St. Louis as a whole. Illustration: James
Carpenter Design Associates

C

ooper Robertson, New York (cooperrobertson.com), and

(mvvainc.com), that won the closely watched international

Gateway Arch Museum is extended west toward downtown

James Carpenter Design Associates (JCDA), New York

competition, "Framing a Modern Masterpiece: The City + The

with a new entrance and plaza connecting to the redesigned

(jcdainc.com), have designed an expanded Gateway Arch

Arch + The River 2015" organized by the nonprofit Gateway

and expanded Luther Ely Smith Square, now spanning over a

Museum, St. Louis, with a dramatic entrance and plaza in the

Arch Park Foundation (archpark.org).

depressed interstate highway. The design for the expansion

historic landscape by the renowned landscape architect Dan

According to the Gateway Arch Park Foundation, the

and renovation of the museum strengthens the physical

Kiley. With new public spaces, the great entry hall leads to

nonprofit group behind the effort, a primary goal of the long-

connections between the city and the Arch by means of a

re-imagined exhibitions and the fully renovated original Eero

term, multi-million-dollar project was to create closer and

dynamic linear plan with amenities at the entry level, followed

Saarinen building beneath the famed Arch. The exhibitions

more robust connections between the Gateway Arch Museum

by a narrative exhibition by Haley Sharpe that leads to the

are designed by Haley Sharpe Design of London and Toronto

and the landscape of the Jefferson National Expansion

Arch itself.

(haleysharpe.com). The St. Louis-based associate architect,

Memorial and the city of St. Louis as a whole. Nearly 45,000

With the new entry plaza and landscape designed by

Trivers Associates (trivers.com), rounds out the design team.

sq. ft. of new museum area was added and more than 100,000

Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, the museum's public

Cooper Robertson and James Carpenter Design

sq. ft. of existing space was reconfigured into new exhibition

spaces and surroundings are fully integrated into the overall

galleries, public education facilities, and visitor amenities.

plan for the Dan Kiley-designed 91-acre park conceived

Associates were part of a team led by landscape architect
Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates (MVVA), Brooklyn, NY

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According to the architecture and design team, the new

and executed between 1948 and 1965. The new museum's


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Museums Evolve To Remain Relevant
Museum Blends Biblical History And Technology
The Architects
Showcase
Index
Portfolio
HVAC & Plumbing
Interiors
Lighting & Electrical
Exteriors
Windows & Doors
Building Technology
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