The Brooklyn Museum is a lasting landmark in the New York area that brings more than 450,000 visitors annually to see its acclaimed artistic temporary exhibitions and permanent collections. The Great Hall of the museum, located on the first floor, is a 10,000 square foot room filled with 16 giant columns. The hall which is positioned between the café, museum book store and other creative exhibits, acts as a common area for museum visitors and personnel. It is also currently hosting an exhibit called, “reOrder,” until January 15 of 2012.
“reOrder” is a site-specific installation created by Situ Studio, an architectural design studio founded in 2005 in Brooklyn, New York. The installation alters the current classical architecture to help visitors understand the impressive scale of the main entrance, as well as explore the architectural ornamentation that allows the Grand Hall to not only be artfully decorated, but also functional.
In order to create the entire installment, LG Hausys donated its solid surfacing material for the project. Slabs of acrylic HI-MACS® Solid Surfaces were used to construct the Great Hall’s furniture. Wrapped benches and tables were positioned at the bottom of the columns, which currently are covered in elaborate fabric designs. (via Contemporist).