All the US art lovers will be happy to know that the new Salvador Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida opened itself to the public with a great opening on January 11, 2011, at 11:11 am. The amazing structure of 68,000 square feet reunites renowned Dali artworks in the biggest collection ever of the painter’s work. An artist like Dali deserves a structure that represents his quintessence, a shelter for his many artworks. Now the artistic movement has received an architectural present to gracefully display the masterpieces. The ones that made this all possible was the international practice HOK. Their team set out to discover how to better express the surrealist art in a hurricane threatened area. An amazing design process led to creating a structure that both protects the artwork and is a clear statement of Dali`s work. The unfinished concrete box that shelters the exhibition at the third floor is surrounded by two glass atriums that offer light and movement to the building. It now became a landmark building, an astonishing place to grow: “The Salvador Dalí Museum shall educate the public and promote understanding, enjoyment and scholarly examination of art through the exhibition of works by Dalí and artists of similar vision. The Salvador Dalí Museum shall preserve and expand its collection of art of Dalí and related archival material.

Via Designboom