International Spy Museum

A feature folded structural glass 'veil' for the Spy Museum, a new cultural landmark in L’Enfant Plaza.





Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners |

Hickok Cole Architects



Spy Museum

The Spy Museum will be a cultural landmark at L’Enfant Plaza in the nation’s capital. At 140,000 square feet, the new museum will provide more that double the floor space of the existing building and will include new resources for educational programming, a lecture hall, and rooftop event space.

Eckersley O’Callaghan has designed the feature folded structural glass ‘veil’ and it’s supporting steel structure suspended in front of an enclosed ‘black box’ exhibition space that will allow the movement of people to be visible from both inside and outside, bringing new energy to 10th Street.

In order the meet the stringent budget, we rationalised an original curved glass option into the 17’ tall folded plate glass panels. We created a lightweight tensile stainless steel structure that ‘stitched’ together the geometric folds resulting in a thinner buildup of glass and reduction in costs.

At the rooftop is a multifunction event space with sweeping views of the nation’s capital where we have engineered the glazed facade spanning 20’ in length.

We have also designed the ground lobby facade comprising of an aluminium curtain wall bonded by 4-sided structural silicone.

International Spy Museum

800 F St NW


DC 20004


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