Project name: MASS MoCA Building 6
Project location: North Adams, Massachusetts
Firm name: Bruner/Cott Architects
Jury comments: This large-scale adaptive reuse project is restrained and responsible. It raises an important if difficult question for designers, especially in this moment of climate crisis: when and how should we do less? The light touch of the architect allows the structure’s history to speak and spotlights the art on display. Though the work might appear to be minimal, the technical challenges of reinvigorating a historic industrial building must not be underestimated. MASS MoCA Building 6 is a deliberate and admirable work, designed in service of its audiences and artwork.
Client: MASS MoCA
Images: Bruner/Cott Architects; MASS MoCA; Michael Moran
Consultants: Acentech; ARUP; ASSA ABLOY; Cosentini Associates; Daedalus; Existing Conditions Surveys; Fire Protection Services; Gilbane Building Company; GZA GeoEnvironmental; Hill Engineers, Architects, Planners; Kalin Associates; Lumen Studio; Over,Under; Petersen Engineering; R.W. Sullivan Engineering; Wood Advisory Services