Bronx Children's Museum
O'Neill McVoy Architects Bronx Children's Museum

Located on the banks of the Harlem River, the Bronx Children's Museum aims to engage children with the connectivity of urban culture and the natural world. We aim to catalyze the site's position between city grid and tidal river with a Museum Architecture of organic flow inside the rectangular frame of the existing historic powerhouse - a new kind of space unlike the city's cellular rooms and street grids, connecting to the geometry and experience of the natural landscape and waterfront.

O'Neill McVoy Architects Bronx Children's Museum
Site

The Bronx, with 25% green area and 75 miles of shoreline, is the greenest Borough of New York.

Located on the banks of the Harlem River, the historic former Bronx Market Powerhouse offers an ideal site for the Bronx Children’s Museum. Between the city street grid and the tidal river, the site resonates with the Museum’s mission of engaging children with
the connectivity of urban culture and the natural world.
O'Neill McVoy Architects Bronx Children's Museum


The architecture of organic flow resonates with Jean Piaget's discoveries in The Child's Conception of Space: "prior to organizing a projective and Euclidean space, the child starts by building up and using certain primitive relationships such as proximity and separation, order and enclosure."
O'Neill McVoy Architects Bronx Children's Museum
Concept
O'Neill McVoy Architects Bronx Children's Museum
Model Photo
O'Neill McVoy Architects Bronx Children's Museum
Floor Plan
O'Neill McVoy Architects Bronx Children's Museum
View from Reception to Exhibition Space
O'Neill McVoy Architects Bronx Children's Museum
Welcome area
O'Neill McVoy Architects Bronx Children's Museum
View under The Cloud
O'Neill McVoy Architects Bronx Children's Museum
Crawl Space
O'Neill McVoy Architects Bronx Children's Museum
Inside The Cloud
O'Neill McVoy Architects Bronx Children's Museum
Powerhouse building with new signage
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