Who else is excited for the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art’s expansion plans? Recently announced is a huge vertical garden or living wall of native plants expanding the entire block. Not only that, we can also expect:
- The largest public living wall of native plants in San Francisco
- 130,000 sqft of gallery space covering indoor and outdoor exhibits
- 15,000 sqft of free access public space galleries, filled with art
- A new ‘Live Art’ display area with state of the art sound and lighting know as the White Box
- LEED Gold certification for the new building resulting in a 30% reduction in water use, 15% reduction in energy costs and 20% less wastewater produced.
- Expansion of 5th floor rooftop sculpture garden with a new seventh floor outdoor terrace
- New conservation studios to preserve and care for the SFMOMA’s growing collection
In case you can’t wait and you need a vertical garden or living wall now, check out these hanging plant pockets for around your home.
With breathtaking new architectural features, expanded gallery space and new free public viewing areas and gardens, this SFMOMA expansion is shaping up to be an amazing new San Francisco landmark and tourism draw. Maybe it will even give the largest living vertical wall in North America a run for it’s money!