Toledo Art Museum

Ohio, USA

SANAA (SEJIMA + NISHIZAWA AND ASSOCIATES)

The Glass Pavilion is made with 32,000 square feet of glass, where the façade features two parallel glass walls with a gap between them which are acting as invisible insulation. This aspect continues throughout the interior.

Except for delicate steel columns, the building structure is hidden above the ceiling. One interior volume also contains a solid plate steel wall that provides lateral bracing. The light roof rests on these structural members, so the glass walls bear no load, and the roof appears to float.

Completed 2006