Snøhetta has unveiled its design for the new outpost of the New York City Museum of Sex in the Allapattah neighborhood, in northwest Miami, Florida. Housed in a converted warehouse space, the museum will be dedicated to “celebrating the cultural significance of human sexuality”.
The Norwegian firm, with its design, has “embraced the levity that characterizes Museum of Sex, working to translate this perspective into a collection of interiors that embrace fun, laughter, and togetherness”, said Snøhetta interior architecture discipline director Anne-Rachel Schiffmann.
The museum will feature three large galleries (32,000 square feet of permanent and temporary exhibitions), which will host the more than 20,000 artefacts and artworks that make up the museum's permanent collection, including photographs, technology and clothing.
The museum will open this year, with permanent and temporary exhibitions such as the ongoing New York exhibition called “Super Funland: Journey into the Erotic Carnival”, “Modern Sex: 100 Years of Design and Decency” as well as Hajime Sorayama's Desire Machines.
“We are excited […] to bring our vision to the vibrant cultural landscape of Miami,” said Museum of Sex executive director Daniel Gluck. “Our inaugural programming perfectly embodies our ambitions to be a thought-provoking forum around sex and sexuality, and to bring forth a unique, publicly loved and critically acclaimed cultural offering to Miami”.