First photographs of Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum by Zaha Hadid unveiled

News: Michigan State University has unveiled the first photographs of its Zaha Hadid-designed museum of contemporary art, which opens to the public next month.

Eli and Edythe Broad Museum by Zaha Hadid

Featuring a pleated stainless steel facade, the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum stands in contrast to the brick buildings of the university's Collegiate Gothic north campus.

Eli and Edythe Broad Museum by Zaha Hadid

Zaha Hadid won a competition in 2008 to design the museum, which contains 1600 square metres of exhibition space, alongside an education wing, study centre, cafe, shop and outdoor sculpture garden. The three-storey building has one basement floor and features double-height galleries for showing modern art, photography, new media and works on paper.

The museum opens on 9 November with the inaugural exhibitions Global Groove 1973/2012, an exploration into current trends in video art, and In Search of Time, which investigates the relationship to time and memory in art.

See images of the competition-winning design for the museum in our story from 2008, or see images of the final design in our most recent update.

Other new projects by Zaha Hadid include a pop-up hair salon in London and a streamlined government building in Montpellier.

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Photography is by Paul Warchol.