A D.C. Museum's Inflatable Baby-Blue Bubble

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, design plans, bubble

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The newly appointed director of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Richard Koshalek, has announced his plans to erect an innovative seasonal structure over the museum's courtyard. The 145-foot-tall baby-blue balloon-like expansion would be inflated twice a year, in May and October. The new addition will house arts performances, film screenings, and conferences. Since the Hirshhorn building is situated on the National Mall, midway between the White House and the Capitol, the big whimsical bubble would temporarily change the current landscape into a more contemporary one. Koshalek has enlisted the New York design firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro for the project at an estimated budget of $5-million.
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[Image: A Plan for the new Hirshhorn seasonal inflatable structure. Courtesy: Diller Scofidio + Renfro.]


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