ARCHITECTURAL HIGHLIGHTS OF THE BROAD

The Broad is designed by world-renowned architectural firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with Gensler. With its innovative “veil-and-vault” concept, the 120,000-square-foot, $140 million building features two floors of gallery space to showcase the Broad’s comprehensive collection.
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    The "Veil"
    The "veil" is made of 2,500 fiberglass reinforced concrete panels and 650 tons of steel.
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    The Skylights
    The third-floor gallery features 318 skylights that filter in diffused northern light.
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    The "Vault"
    36 million pounds of concrete make up the "vault" of the museum. The vault walls are made of a Venetian plaster.
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    The Plaza
    The plaza next to The Broad was also designed by DS+R and features a grove of 100-year-old Barouni olive trees.
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    The Galleries
    The Broad includes 50,000 square feet of gallery space – 35,000 square feet of column-free space on the third floor and 15,000 square feet on the first floor.
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    Take a Tour
    Download The Broad app and take a tour of the museum's architectural highlights with Liz DIller, principal-in-charge of Diller Scofidio + Renfro, the architecture and design firm responsible for the museum.