MIT Sloan’s new building will unite its faculty and students under one roof and will serve as an eastern gateway to the MIT campus. The facility was designed to create opportunities for people naturally to come together to study, collaborate, and network; open staircases foster movement and interaction; conference rooms and coffee locations serve as gathering spaces. The 215,000-square-foot facility houses an executive education center, a cafeteria, study rooms, academic offices, and MBA classrooms. A new sculpture by Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang, on the Kendall Square side of the building, is a 39-foot-long chain sculpted from a single block of granite, symbolizing interconnectedness. The building will be dedicated May 13, 2011.