The Broad Museum in Los Angeles Reveals Plaza Plans

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February 10, 2014
The Broad, the new contemporary art museum being built in downtown Los Angeles, unveils plans for a 24,000-square-foot outdoor plaza.
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  A restaurant beind developed in partnership with the dining entrepreneur Bill Chait will occupy a freestanding structure at one end of the plaza. The honeycomb-like concrete-and-steel facade of the museum building, designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, can be seen in the background. Image courtesy of Diller Scofidio + Renfro.

    A restaurant beind developed in partnership with the dining entrepreneur Bill Chait will occupy a freestanding structure at one end of the plaza. The honeycomb-like concrete-and-steel facade of the museum building, designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, can be seen in the background. Image courtesy of Diller Scofidio + Renfro.

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  The plaza will serve as a venue for the Broad's outdoor programming, including films, performances, receptions, and educational events. Image courtesy of Diller Scofidio + Renfro.

    The plaza will serve as a venue for the Broad's outdoor programming, including films, performances, receptions, and educational events. Image courtesy of Diller Scofidio + Renfro.

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  The plaza's defining feature is to be a grove of century-old olive trees originally seeded in the Shasta Cascade region of Northern California. The grove, which will include a crushed-stone walking path and flowering ground cover, will serve as a buffer between the museum and the busy street. Image courtesy of Diller Scofidio + Renfro.

    The plaza's defining feature is to be a grove of century-old olive trees originally seeded in the Shasta Cascade region of Northern California. The grove, which will include a crushed-stone walking path and flowering ground cover, will serve as a buffer between the museum and the busy street. Image courtesy of Diller Scofidio + Renfro.

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  This birds-eye plan shows the plaza and the museum in their context. Image courtesy of Diller Scofidio + Renfro.

    This birds-eye plan shows the plaza and the museum in their context. Image courtesy of Diller Scofidio + Renfro.

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