Demolition makes way for new Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

. April 8, 2013

Major demolition is under way in Berkeley on the site of the new location for the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive.

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Rendering of the design for the Oxford-Addison corner of the new BAM/PFA by architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro. Image courtesy: BAM/PFA

The UC Berkeley-owned car park at 2150 Addison Street, is being demolished, and several large trees have been removed, to clear the ground for construction.

The UC Berkeley museum is creating a new home, designed by New York firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro, from a 1930s former printing plant owned by the university. The new BMA/PFA is slated to open in the summer of 2016.

Diller Scofidio + Renfro’s plans for BAM/PFA include a sculptural zinc-clad armature that will stretch across the museum from Center St. to Addison, and a café which will project out of the main structure over the museum’s Center St. entrance.

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