(Photo: Iwan Baan)
“The Broad Art Museum presents as a sharp, directed body, comprising directional pleats which reflect the topographic and circulatory characteristics of its surrounding landscape. Its outer skin echoes these different directions and orientations–giving the building an ever-changing appearance that arouses curiosity yet never quite reveals its content. This open character underlines the museum’s function as a cultural hub for the community.”
-Zaha Hadid, in her architect’s statement for the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University. The $40 million building opened to the public on Saturday.