Modular Building Institute

Baltimore Museum of Art's A Moment's Pleasure Art Exhibit

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Main Category:
Modular Building Design
WillScot Mobile Mini
Baltimore, Maryland
Building Use:
Used as a temporary art exhibit.
Gross Size of Project:
640 Square Feet
Days to complete:

Award Criteria

  1. Architectural Excellence
    Working closely within the design and time requirements of the Baltimore Museum of Art, WillScot used a pre-approved modular design that would meet local authority building permit standards and conform to the specific site requirements requested by the artist for the exhibit space. The design incorporated 4 WillScot 20’ x 8’ Flex mobile offices that would be configured as part of a two-story immersive experience starting in the lobby and leading to the enclosed terrace of the museum, directly above the museum’s main east lobby entrance. Once installed, the artist Mickalene Thomas set to work in transforming the two-story modular buildings into a 1970s retro-inspired living room to showcase the lifestyle of Baltimoreans during that time. The art exhibit, A Moment’s Pleasure, included a vibrant, geometric patterned interior with wallpaper, carpeting, and custom furniture, while the steel exterior panels were designed to resemble the traditional and iconic Baltimore row homes of the time.
  2. Technical Innovation & Sustainability
    This art exhibit project needed a quick, temporary mobile office solution that was easily adaptable and could be configured on the Baltimore Museum of Art’s second level roof-top terrace, a challenge which most traditional mobile offices could not accept. Our Flex mobile offices; however, comprised the perfect solution due to its quick delivery, adaptability to the site, and ability to customize based on the artist’s specific needs.The project also integrated within its design the need for extra space to be used for special events, including artist talks, film screenings, performances, and seminars.
  3. Cost Effectiveness
    This modular project was cost effective in its efficient use of time by proceeding with pre-approved designs and pre-assembled mobile office buildings. Additionally, the project did not require relocation and was quickly installed on location at the Baltimore Museum of Art, which helped to keep considerable costs down while working within the museum’s strict schedule.
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