The Getty Center

Los Angeles, CA
Market: 
Museum
Products: 
Waterproofing
Size: 
1,500,000 sq ft.
Completion Date: 
1997

Overlooking Los Angeles and the Pacific Ocean, The Getty Center is both a cultural landmark and architectural masterpiece. Costing $1 billion and taking five years to complete, it is the largest single-phase construction project in the history of Los Angeles. The 24 acre museum campus is composed of six, two-story buildings that extend underground and are linked by a network of subterranean corridors. A series of plazas, gardens and terraces, largely above occupied space, rise and fall in a myriad of different levels and configurations.

Due to the complicated nature of the project, and the overriding concern to protect the building contents from possible leaks, the architect and roofing consultant agreed MM6125® was the only roofing/waterproofing membrane capable of meeting their needs. In addition to its unmatched track record on museum facilities worldwide, MM6125 provided the design flexibility to overcome the unique challenges of the project. Fluid applied and completely monolithic, MM6125 readily conformed to the many changes in deck contour and simplified detailing. Self-healing and seamless, MM6125 provided the longevity and peace of mind a project of this magnitude requires.

By collaborating with the entire building team early in the design effort, Hydrotech representatives helped ensure that the waterproofing and roofing needs of the Getty Center were met, while allowing the architectural vision of this exceptional complex to be realized.

Owner: 
The J. Paul Getty Trust
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Architect: 
Richard Meier & Partner Architects
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General Contractor: 
Dinwiddie Construction Co.
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