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Dia Chelsea Emerges from Two-Year Renovation

April 19, 2021


New York-based Architecture Research Office (ARO) has completed its two-year renovation and expansion of the Dia Art Foundation’s three buildings in Manhattan. The upgrade grows Dia Chelsea’s footprint to 32,500 square feet, and includes 20,000 square feet of integrated, street-level exhibition and programming space. New brick façades and building systems complement the local industrial vernacular with respect to the site’s architectural legacy.

“The most challenging aspect of the Dia Chelsea renovation was designing three new façades to create an ensemble of distinct but related buildings,” says ARO principal Adam Yarinsky.

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