The Glass Pavilion was designed by Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa, lead architects of SANAA based in Tokyo. HMBA were acoustic and audio-visual consultants for the project. The exterior and many of the interior walls of the pavilion are made entirely of glass creating acoustical challenges particularly for public events spaces. HMBA mitigated the adverse effects of all hard reflective surfaces by introducing a decorative curtain and using absorptive acoustical plaster on the ceiling that mimics the appearance of gypsum wall board. The Glass Pavilion’s 74,000 square feet includes exhibition spaces, a public events space and a hot shop

for glass blowing.

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Glass Pavillion

Toledo Museum of Art

Toledo, Ohio

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