Breaking the Mold

February 1, 2024
Breaking the Mold

How do you create a new entrance for a world-famous technology university? It must act as an enduring symbol for those entering the university for the first time as well as for the students and faculty every day. It must represent all that is best of what is technologically possible now in the built environment, be rooted in the history of the institution, and look forward to what will be possible.

This is the new MIT entrance pavilion in Cambridge, Massachusetts, designed by Simpson Gumpertz & Heger (SGH) using first principle structural concepts, built with carbon and glass fiber, optimized with AI/machine learning, and fabricated by boat builders.

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