The Resnick Exhibition Pavilion is the new wing of the LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art) and its opening in 2010 concluded the second phase of the maxi-refurbishment project at LACMA, designed by the Italian-based RPBW studio. The first phase was concluded in February 2008 with the opening of the BCAM (Broad Contemporary Art Museum); the building that, together with the Resnick Pavilion opposite it, defines the new Los Angeles art campus. The new exhibition wing is named after Lynda and Stewart Resnick, the two entrepreneurs whose considerable donation made the construction of the new wing possible. Built on the site of a former car park, the Resnick Pavilion has a horizontal design and is clad in light travertine marble, taken from the same quarry as the stone used for the facade of the BCAM. This emphasizes how the two separate buildings belong to the same architectural project. The pavilion's striking saw-tooth roof features large windows that fill the open space exhibition area with natural light. Maxiwoody luminaires have been used for the outdoor lighting and in certain transit areas as they create a diffuse, homogeneous light that has the same effect at night as the natural light does during the day.
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