Museum Lab

Museum Lab

Pittsburgh, PA

Architect: KoningEizenberg Architecture

The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh recently expanded into the historic Carnegie Free Library building to create “Museum Lab”, which offers kids 10+ a place to learn, build, and experiment with everything from conventional materials to cutting edge technology. This expansion offers the opportunity to create a campus-like setting for the Museum as the landscape stitches together multiple buildings and provides unified circulation, accessibility, and outdoor space for socializing, learning, and interacting with art. Landscape interventions are strategically subdued to respond to the site’s notable architecture dating to the 1880's and 1930's. The design provides new ADA-accessible entrances to two buildings, a flexible gathering space for temporary art installations, an outdoor learning area, and seamless connections to adjacent landscapes, including ACLA’s ASLA-award-winning Buhl Community Park.

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