Foster + Partners to redesign Norton Museum of Art public garden, reopening February 2019

            <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/27/27egfcc0m3rcmc39.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/27/27egfcc0m3rcmc39.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/27/27egfcc0m3rcmc39.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/27/27egfcc0m3rcmc39.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/547741/norton-museum-of-art" rel="nofollow" >The Norton Museum of Art</a>, located in West Palm Beach Florida, recently announced design plans for the first public garden designed by Norman Foster. In addition to the sub-tropical garden, Foster's design features new walkways, green spaces, and a new grand lawn.&nbsp;Native flora will reinforce the museum's relationship to the landscape and provide additional social space for the community. Foster's garden is an extension of The New Norton, the Museum's $100 million design expansion by <a href="https://archinect.com/fosterandpartners" rel="nofollow" >Foster + Partners</a>. The transformative Norton expansion held its groundbreaking ceremony <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/147966038/norton-museum-of-art-breaks-ground-on-foster-partners-designed-expansion-project" rel="nofollow" >in&nbsp;February 2016</a> and currently predicts a grand reopening set for February 2019.&nbsp;
The J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Colonnade east garden view, Norton Museum of Art. Photo: Foster + Partners.
"From the beginning, we have conceived of the Norton expansion as an opportunity to create a New Norton [...] In our masterplan, it was important for us to define Norton’s sense of place—in this case Florida’s lush subtropics....

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