Fort Worth Museum of Modern Art
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“Building in Nature”

Location Fort Worth, Texas, United States

Client MPA Foundation

Scope Landscape Architecture

Size 11 acres


Four discreet gardens related to the building's form provide a range of rich experiences

Central Texas native landscape anchors the east and north sides of the site

SWA was selected to provide design services for the new Modem Art Museum of Fort Worth located across the street from the renowned Kimbell Art Museum designed by architect Louis Kahn. The direction for the landscape concept here evolved from the vision of Japanese architect Tadao Ando, whose design was selected as the winning entry in an international invitational competition, and from the site’s proximity to this very important arts district. A formal landscape treatment relating to the building is used for parking arrangement and street edges and an informal central Texas native landscape is used on the East and North sides of the building, responding to Ando’s “building in nature” character for the project.

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