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Sean E Williams

Sean E Williams

Saint Petersburg, FL, US

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Dali Museum Temporary Gallery - by: Moris Moreno
Dali Museum Temporary Gallery - by: Moris Moreno
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Salvador Dali Museum

Description from HOK website:

The three-story museum is on a beautiful bayside site along St. Petersburg’s downtown waterfront. The dramatic envelope balances the exhibition and protection of the priceless masterpieces within a simple, powerful aesthetic. A “treasure box” shelters the 2,000-piece collection from potential Category 5 hurricane winds and storm surges.

The design opens up the 18-inch-thick concrete walls with a free-form glass geodesic structure that intrigues visitors while bringing daylight and bay views into public spaces. The 75-foot-tall geodesic glass “Enigma” and 45-foot-tall “Igloo” are formed by 1,062 undulating faceted glass panes, with no two exactly alike.

A poured-in-place, sculptural concrete spiral staircase beckons visitors to the galleries above. In the Permanent Gallery, black plaster light cannons focus natural light on seven large “Masterworks,” illuminating the paintings with UV-filtered daylight within curatorial standards.

 

AWARDS

Top Museum in the State – AIA Florida

Best Cultural Project – ENR Southeast

People’s Choice Award – AIA Tampa Bay

Distinctive Detail Award – AIA Tampa Bay

Design Excellence Award – Novum

Charles A. McIntosh Jr. Award of Distinction – The Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council

Project Achievement Award – CMAA West Central Florida Chapter

Excellence in Construction Project of the Year – Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc.

Future of the Region Awards Project of the Year – Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council

Best Museum – Visit St. Petersburg Clearwater “Best of” Online Survey

 
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Status: Built
Location: Saint Petersburg, FL, US
My Role: Designer
Additional Credits: Yann Weymouth, Architect, Principal In Charge; Will Hollingsworth, Architect, Project Manager; Van Phrasavath, Architect, Designer; Scott Hughes, Architect; Scott Martin, Structural Engineer; Al Lapera Mechanical; Ray Stacey, Electrical Engineer; Dale Mize, Beck Construction; Hank Hines, Dali Museum

 
Novum structure under construction
Novum structure under construction
Dali Store
Dali Store
Detail 001
Detail 001
Detail 002
Detail 002
Dali Cafe
Dali Cafe
Dali Store
Dali Store
Dali Cafe
Dali Cafe
Lobby Skylight
Lobby Skylight
View East
View East
Detail - Stair
Detail - Stair
Detail - Handrail
Detail - Handrail
Detail - Stair
Detail - Stair
Detail - Stair
Detail - Stair
Stair and Skylight
Stair and Skylight
Permanent Gallery
Permanent Gallery
Detail
Detail
Image by professional photographer Moris Moreno
Image by professional photographer Moris Moreno

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