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Lord Norman Foster Unveils Norton Museum Expansion Designs

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Norman Foster released some renderings of Foster + Partners' master plan for West Palm Beach's Norton Museum of Art in Miami yesterday, which he is designing. The first stage will establish the "museum within a garden" principle that the design is going for, with the original axial re-established to unify the visitor experience and the creation of new public facilities.

The new entrance will boast three double-height pavilions connected to a reworked existing wing through a shared palette of white stone. The pavilions will house a new auditorium, event space and "grand hall."

A metal roof canopy floats above the pavilions with a hole cut out to allow passage of a mature ficus tree. The expanded grounds will incorporate a row of houses, including living quarters for an artist-in-residence, a studio, guest house and research space.

· Architect Norman Foster Unveils Plans For Norton Museum [exMiami]
· Norman Foster coverage [Curbed Miami]