The Orange County Museum of Art’s new home will be situated at Orange County’s major arts complex, on the campus of Segerstrom Center for the Arts, creating a vibrant cultural destination in Costa Mesa. Defined by an open and engaging urban presence, OCMA’s new home will build on the museum’s history of community enrichment and presentation of thought-provoking works of art across a wide range of mediums, by artists of diverse backgrounds. With flexible exhibition galleries, dedicated space for educational programming, and areas for public gathering, the new building will provide expanded access to the museum’s permanent collection, which comprises important works of modern and contemporary art from Southern California and the Pacific Rim, and to its world-class special exhibition program.
▼入口大楼梯将博物馆与Argyros广场连接在一起，view of the grand outdoor stair joining the museum to Argyros Plaza ©Morphosis Architects
▼从广场望向博物馆入口，左手边是Richard Serra的纪念雕塑“Connector” ，view from Argyros Plaza of OCM A’s main entrance, located near Richard Serra’s monumental sculpture, “Connector” ©Morphosis Architects
The overall design of the building addresses the need for museum space to be both flexible and functional as well as inviting and memorable. The main floor is dedicated to reconfigurable open-span exhibition space, complemented by mezzanine, black-box, and jewel-box galleries that can accommodate temporary and permanent collection exhibitions spanning a variety of scales and mediums. The upper level includes administrative areas. A spacious roof terrace, equivalent in size to 70 percent of the building’s footprint, serves as an extension of the galleries with open-air spaces that can be configured for installations, a sculpture garden, outdoor film screenings, or events. A sculptural wing hovers over the lobby atrium and creates a prominent location for the educational hall, an inspiring, artful, and dynamic architectural space illuminated by a full-height window overlooking the terrace.
▼明亮的中庭内，数座桥梁连接了教学大厅和位于夹层的画廊空间，in the entrance lobby, light-filled atrium space is crossed by bridges to educational hall and mezzanine gallery spaces ©Morphosis Architects
A grand outdoor public stair curves toward the museum’s entry, creating dialogue with Connector, the monumental sculpture by Richard Serra at the heart of Segerstrom Center for the Arts. Linking the museum to the arts complex’s Argyros Plaza and adjacent performing arts venues, the stair will become an inviting gathering space for pedestrians and visitors, much like the Metropolitan Museum of Art steps in New York City or the Spanish Steps in Rome. A high-performance façade of light-colored, undulating bands of metal paneling and glazing creates a distinctive character for the building, playing off the forms and language of neighboring works of architecture.
▼悬浮在大厅上方的体量用于教学活动和表演，hovering above the atrium lobby is a dynamic space for education events and performances ©Morphosis Architects
▼博物馆的首层和夹层包含一系列开放而灵活的临时和永久展览空间，OCMA’s ground floor and mezzanine hold open, flexible galleries for permanent collection installations and temporary exhibitions ©Morphosis Architects
This design strategy choreographs a rich and diverse visitor experience, from approach and entry, to procession through the galleries, and finally, an invitation to linger on the steps, in the café, or in the museum store. By creating a gradient of architectural intensity, from complex forms at the museum’s entry to rectilinear and flexible forms within the galleries, the building is both memorable and striking, while serving primarily as a supportive stage for art. Its strong relationship between indoor and outdoor space encourages visitors to immerse themselves in the celebrated climate of southern California, where light, air, and space have influenced generations of artists.
▼屋顶露台提供了活动和集会空间，roof terrace provides a space for events and gatherings ©Morphosis Architects
▼屋顶露台可用于多媒体播放和表演。途中展示的是Janet Biggs的影像装置作品”A Step On The Sun” ，multi-media art and performance possibilities on OCMA’s roof terrace. Rendering of video installation “A Step On The Sun” by Janet Biggs ©Morphosis Architects
NAME：Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA)
LOCATION：To be located on the campus of Orange County’s Segerstrom Center for the Arts, on Avenue of the Arts in Costa Mesa, California (opening 2021)
PROJECT TIMING：Construction is anticipated to begin mid-2019 and to be completed in 2021
ARCHITECT：Morphosis (Thom Mayne, Design Director, and Brandon Welling, Project Principal)
Overall building area of 52,000 square feet
Nearly 25,000 square feet of gallery space
High-performance façade of undulating bands of metal paneling, glazed curtain wall, exposed concrete, and landscaped roof terrace.
John A. Martin & Associates: Structural Engineer BuroHappold Engineering: MEP Engineer & Sustainability KPFF: Civil Engineer
Horton Lees Brogden Lighting Design: Lighting Designer Simpons Gumpertz & Heger – Fire Life Safety Engineers Dharam Consulting – Cost Estimator
OCMA MEDIA CONTACTS：
Polskin Arts & Communications Counselors
Maura Klosterman / firstname.lastname@example.org / (310) 552-4117 Ruth Frankel / email@example.com / (646) 213-7249
MORPHOSIS MEDIA CONTACTS：
Resnicow and Associates
Racheal Campbell / firstname.lastname@example.org / (212) 671-5157 Maria May / email@example.com / (214) 207-6082