Nasher Sculpture Center

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Nasher Sculpture Center
Dallas, Texas
2003

Client: Nasher Foundation
Design Architect: Renzo Piano
Architect of Record: Beck
Structural Engineer: Arup London with Datum Engineers

The Nasher Sculpture Center encompasses an indoor gallery and outdoor sculpture garden.

•  248 extra-white glass panels (228 shaded, 20 unshaded),
   each 4’ x 16’, 1,200 lbs.

•  60 opaque steel panels, each 4’ x 16’, 1,200 lbs.

•  Roof height: 16’ at the wall, 17’ at the center point.

•  912 sunshade pieces, each 4’ x 4’, 150 lbs.

•  Sunshade apertures face due north to block direct sunlight.

•  Roof system: 161 steel roof beams, supported by 22
   steel tension rods.

•  Main staircase: three stairs, each 15,000 lbs.,
   and landing, 20,000 lbs., fabricated from cold rolled steel.

•  Indoor/outdoor auditorium, with 12’ x 32’ retractable wall,
   seats approximately 225 indoors and 150 outdoors