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Wiesner Center for the Arts and Media Technology (Bldg. E15)
Form is intended to express function in this sleek white aluminum-clad structure designed to link technology and the arts by containing facilities for art galleries, workshops, laboratories, performances, and the singular Media Lab, a pioneer in new digital and multimedia technologies. Continuous horizontal windows and corner pilotis reinforce the geometry of the gridded aluminum panels. A total work of art, the Wiesner Center is the product of a collaboration between the architect and three artists. From Ames Street, the monolithic concrete post-and-lintel arch defines the gateway to the east-west axis of the campus. The juxtaposition of new and diverse structures leads to a lack of clarity in orientation, so brilliantly
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