• 911 Memorial
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  • Exterior view of the September 11th Museum at night
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  • Interior view upstairs of the September 11th Museum during the day
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  • Interior view on the stairs of the September 11th Museum during the day
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The National September 11 Memorial Museum Pavilion at the World Trade Center

New York, New York

Client: The National September 11 Memorial & Museum
Architect: Snøhetta AS
Associate Architect: Adamson Associates
Completion: 2014

The design for the building embodies a careful reaction to the horizontal character of the memorial plaza’s design, while also providing the area with a lively organic form that allows the visitor to imagine the site and city in a broader sense. With its low, horizontal form and its uplifting geometry the Pavilion acts as a bridge between two worlds – the Memorial and the Museum, the above and below ground, between collective and individual experiences.

The Pavilion’s jewel-like striped façade was developed in collaboration with the Client to allow the building to have a strong resonance for the visitor as well as providing visual and architectural connection to the surrounding urban environment.