Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts

Brooklyn, NY, US

The front café at the base of 300 Ashland, which serves all of the cultural institutions, features an undulating, curvilinear wood wall that continues its sinuous form to envelope MoCADA’s gift shop and draws patrons into the gallery beyond. MoCADA’s wall offers an adaptable exhibition surface for displaying either a single meandering exhibition or a series of artists, and can accommodate special audio/video exhibitions within its folds. All of this results in a fluid procession through the interior galleries to the outdoor terrace overlooking Ashland Place.

Credit: TEN Arquitectos/Enrique Norten with ASA/Andrea Steele