Hadid’s design for Michigan State University Art Museum chosen

by Luke Tuchscherer | 20 Feb 2008

London-based architect Zaha Hadid has had her design for the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University in the US, chosen for the US$30m (£15.4m, 20.4m euro) project.

Baghdad-born Hadid’s design beat off competition from Coop Himmelb(l)au, Morphosis, Kohn Pedersen Fox and Randall Scott.

The project is largely being funded by Eli Broad – who is a Michigan State alumnus – and his wife Edythe, who are donating US$26m (£13.4m, 17.7m euro)

The remainder has come from university fundraising and other donations.

Lou Anna K. Simon, president of Michigan State University, said: “With the announcement of Zaha Hadid as the architect for the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, we take one step closer to bringing this project to life.

“We were fortunate to have the work of many world-class architects submitted for the competition, but Ms Hadid’s design truly captured the spirit of what this iconic building will represent to our campus and the greater mid-Michigan community that will benefit from its presence in the area.”

Groundbreaking is expected in autumn this year, and the museum should be finished in 2010.

London-based architect Zaha Hadid has had her design for the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University in the US, chosen for the US$30m (£15.4m, 20.4m euro) project. Baghdad-born Hadid’s design beat off competition from Coop Himmelb(l)au, Morphosis, Kohn Pedersen Fox and Randall Scott. The project is largely being funded by Eli Broad – who is a Michigan State alumnus – and his wife Edythe, who are
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