An addition to what has been called ‘one of modern architecture’s greatest monuments’, the expansion of the Kimbell Art Museum in Texas, by Renzo Piano, has opened to great acclaim. Its iconic beams were created right here in BC by Structurlam, coated to precise specifications with BRODA ® Clarity and trucked 3350km from Penticton to Fort Worth. You can see some of the construction shots in our original blog post here, and a dazzling slide show with more photos by Timothy Hursley here.
The strength of these massive beams allows for a 100-foot span between concrete pillars, providing a sense of open space that allows the museum’s collection the space it deserves.
Congratulations to Structurlam – this is truly a world-class installation.Kimbell Art Gallery: 100-foot long timber frame architectural beams wood coating specification acrylic water-based coatings by BRODA laminate glulam clear-coat staining finish