Take a Look at Zaha Hadid’s Nearly-Finished Broad Art Museum


Many people were surprised when Baghdad-born, London-based starchitect Zaha Hadid was commissioned to design the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University back in 2008; it would be her first university building, and at that time, only her second project here in the US. But now that the museum has finally overcome its previous funding issues/battles with local taggers, and is finally nearing completion, it will be interesting to hear what the naysayers think of the end result — an angular building with an aluminum and glass exterior that appears to be slicing through its surrounding landscape. Click through to check out some interesting work-in-progress photos, and if you happen to be in East Lasing on April 21st of next year, be sure to hit up the grand opening, where Hadid herself is expected to make an appearance.

All images via Designboom, courtesy of the Broad Art Museum