The children’s museum within Adjaye Associates’ Sugar Hill housing project in Harlem New York opens to the public on Saturday
The museum is the final part of the 13-storey scheme which also includes 124 flats, a pre-school, and offices for the housing association.
Located at the base of the rose-embossed pre-cast concrete panelled building, the museum is accessed from a large landscaped public plaza on St Nicholas Avenue.
The 1,675m2 Children’s Museum of Art and Storytelling contains exhibition and performance spaces and a studio for an artist-in-residence.
Susan Delvalle, director of Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling: ‘Sugar Hill, with its rich cultural and intellectual history, is a truly inspiring place and the perfect home for New York City’s newest children’s museum.
‘In partnership with David Adjaye and other world-renowned artists, we have designed a welcoming space for children of all communities to come together to tell their stories, create meaningful art and foster creativity at an important stage in their development.’
By Laura Mark | September 30, 2015