CLIENT: The Museum of Modern Art - QNS
LOCATION: Long Island City, New York
The MoMA QNS building, located in Long Island City, NY, served as the temporary MoMA location during the 2002-06 museum expansion. This manufacturing facility renovation was designed by Cooper Robertson and Partners and was subsequently converted to an art storage facility for MoMA’s permanent collection after the Manhattan reopening in 2006. While the main function of the MoMA QNS building is art storage, it also provides space for conservation, study, research and private viewings.
MoMA engaged Marx|Okubo to provide a detailed facility condition assessment and work with MoMA’s staff and stakeholders to identify improvement priorities so the facility could respond to the art’s climatic requirements and enhance the overall environment for the staff and visitors.