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1995 – MOMA, San Francisco, California

Architects: Mario Botta

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Mario Botta’s building for the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art opened in 1995 and became an instant architectural landmark. The elegant brick façade and turret is an icon in the city and its light-filled galleries and striking central staircase are now as big an attraction to visitors as the art presented within. As Mario Botta says: “In museums, the real challenge is to discover that perfect balance where the architecture and art enrich one another”.