May 16, 2011
As a personal fan of Dali’s work, I am excited to share that the long awaited Salvador Dali Museum has recently opened in St Petersburg Florida. The addition to the museum was developed by HOK, and lead by Yann Weymouth who worked alongside I.M. Pei to design the Louvre’s glass pyramid.
Clearly inspired by the surrealist artist and Buckminster Fuller’s work, the design of the museum pushes the envelope of triangulating geometries while remaining strong to stand up to Florida’s hurricane winds. Faceted glass panels melt into the concrete building and the curved staircase frames views throughout the space reminiscent of Dali’s work.
The museum houses 2100 objects, 150-seat community hall, a café and a retail space.