Set to open its doors on November 9th, the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University was designed by Zaha Hadid. The charge given by the university was a piece of architecture that would serve as a symbol of MSU’s trajectory into the future, and would stand out from the rest of the traditional brick Gothic campus. However, the 4,000-square-meter building was also to honor the connection between old and new. Hadid’s winning design echoes and extends the many circulatory and visual connections that surround it in a series of pleats, most notably in its pleated stainless steel façade. The three-storey structure contains 1,600 square meters of exhibition space, an education wing, study center, café, and shop, and is met outdoors by a sculpture garden.