Snøhetta’s SFMOMA expansion nears completion
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Unlike Botta’s patterned masonry building, Snøhetta created a white, iceberg-like mass clad in fiberglass-reinforced polymer panels. The front of the building features a rippling matte facade, made from hundreds of individually molded panels, which create an interesting play of light and shadow throughout the day. Horizontal strips of glazing punctuate the building exterior and let in natural light and views. Once complete, the 10-story, 235,000-square-foot addition will offer nearly three...