Contemporary Art Museum, Raleigh that located in North Carolina, United States, was designed by Brooks + Scarpa. The building’s legacy stretches back to 1910 when it was constructed for the Allen Forge & Welding Company; it was extended for grocers The Brogden Produce Company in 1927, during which time a railroad spur was installed linking the facility to a nearby station to ensure the smooth transfer of perishable goods. This lasting reminder is still intact to this day.
The collaborating practices have altered this hardwearing volume with a folded external fin, creating a welcoming porchway which extends into a tasteful sculpture garden. This new roofing system dramatically alters the look and feel of the complex, tailoring its classic form to the needs of a Contemporary Art Museum whilst retaining the eccentric characteristics so intrinsic to its story.