Michigan State University
Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum
concealed loading dock
2mm stainless steel back cut for sharp corners. Non-directional finish allows efficient use of material.
accent feature strips
Energy efficient envelope prevents damaging moisture migration. The high performance weather envelope is actually beneath the skin; it’s super insulated to control moisture issues with energy efficiency.
Significant and expansive use of architectural concrete ultimately required 70 test panels and 24 different mixes over a three-month period. Self-consolidating concrete was used to ensure a smooth finish. Architectural concrete walls are a defining element in the concept and provide structural support for the building.
The skylight utilizes 60mm of Nanogel Aerogel to achieve an R value greater than 20 (U-factor of 0.05) http://www.okalux.de/fileadmin/img/images/Produkte/Marken/Prospekte/OKAGEL_klein_2012.pdf
Interior space utilizes demand control ventilation
IDS designed a custom heat trace system located in the curtain wall mullions to prevent condensation.
Eli and Edythe Broad Art MuseumMichigan State University. East Lansing, Michigan
Scope: New building, contemporary design, world famous architect
Challenge: Dramatic futuristic structure, difficult construction
Unique: Design driven by benefactor & university president
Results: Numerous honors & awards; controversial; 40,000 visitors through first 60 days
Initial design concepts were estimated at over $2,000/sq. ft, IDS was integral in shaping the execution of the design to hit the $653/sq. ft. construction cost.