PAU to broaden IM Pei's Rock and Roll Corridor of Fame with monumental wedge

New York-based studio Observe for Structure and Urbanism has launched designs for a wedge-shaped enlargement of IM Pei’s Rock and Rock Corridor of Fame museum in Cleveland.

The 50,000-square-foot (4,645-square-metre) extension will probably be built-in immediately into the museum’s authentic glass pyramid and can comprise a brand new entry foyer, exhibition areas, workplaces, an training centre and a 6,000-square-foot (557 sq. metres) multipurpose venue.

PAU has created a wedge-shaped extension for I.M. Pei’s Rock and Roll Corridor of Fame in Cleveland

The unique Corridor of Fame constructing, situated on Cleveland’s Lake Erie waterfront, was designed by Chinese language-American architect IM Pei and opened in 1995.

Taking cues from Pei’s design, which options geometric volumes increasing outwards from a central glass pyramid, Observe for Structure and Urbanism (PAU) designed a wedged-shaped constructing that extends outwards from the aspect of the primary constructing, with its lowest level spliced to fulfill the unique construction.

The side of an expansion to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Development will start subsequent month

A big central atrium will meld the buildings’ interiors the place the 2 varieties converge.

“Our design welcomes guests by pulling the forces of the town, the lake, and Pei’s pyramid collectively into a brand new triangular composition that centres on a dynamic, aural and inclusive public inside that flows from the streets to the waterfront – a vacation spot that declares this should be the place,” stated PAU founder Vishaan Chakrabarti.

A black wedge shaped building interlocked with the white geometric building
The design is immediately built-in with the unique constructing

Renderings present a sloping stone roof extending upwards and culminating in a beneficiant overhang on the fringe of the constructing, whereas a curtain wall appears in direction of the waterfront in direction of the again.

Within the corners furthest from the unique museum, two giant concrete constructions had been positioned beneath the sloping roof.

A glass curtain wall covers the remaining facade – a nod to Pei’s glass pyramid.

An exterior waterfront promenade will flow into across the buildings, connecting friends to the water, the road and the corridor.

A rendering of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in the snow
It can distinction the unique white metal panels with black cladding

In distinction to the white metallic panels overlaying the primary constructing, PAU’s enlargement will probably be clad in black metal and specular granite.

“This transformation will broaden the Rock Corridor’s iconic construction to fulfill the calls for of its evolving mandate: to showcase the previous, current and way forward for rock and roll because the defining sound of every era’s youth,” stated Chakrabarti.

The enlargement is ready to be accomplished by late 2025.

The Rock and Roll Corridor of Fame is a museum and corridor of fame first established in 1985 that’s devoted to the documentation and celebration of rock music and artists.

It’s extra broadly recognized for its annual induction ceremony, which in years previous has included legendary artists from Elvis Presley to Jay-Z. This yr’s inductees embody Missy Elliott and Willie Nelson.

Earlier this yr, PAU unveiled designs for New York’s Penn Station renovation and was commissioned to design a brand new era of air site visitors management towers for the primary overhaul since I.M. Pei’s designs.

The renderings are courtesy PAU.