Parrish Art Museum

Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, New York, by Herzog & de Meuron
When Herzog & de Meuron’s original design for the Parrish Art Museum’s new home in Water Mill, New York, was scrapped for financial reasons, the Swiss architects came up with a second, simpler plan. Instead of a cluster of small individual buildings, they created a single, dramatic, 615-foot-long structure with concrete walls and an aluminum roof that draws inspiration from the artists’ studios scattered throughout the East End of Long Island. The architects view the redesigned building, which will triple the museum’s existing gallery space, as a distillation of their original plans. “It’s been a long journey,” Pierre de Meuron says of the Parrish. “But it was important for us to be able to make a second project.”

Rendering: © Herzog & de Meuron


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