Located in United States, Art Handling Facility, Philadelphia Museum was designed by Gehry Partners, LLP. The new Art Handling Facility will consolidate and organise the delivery of all types of materials to the south side of the museum. In doing so, it will free up the north side of the building to once again become a major public entrance since it was closed to the public in 1975. The facility will house the museum’s operations for the care and handling of art and will have three loading docks and a staging area. It will incorporate stone cladding to blend with the natural rock outcropping around the base of the building and will be capped by a green roof.
In addition to the Gehry project, the Museum has made several recent improvements to its campus including the opening of the Ruth and Raymond G. Perelman Building across the street, the completion of extensive work on the Main Building’s façade and roof, and the opening a parking garage with a green roof and sculpture garden.