It’s a great day to be Steven Holl Architects. The firm just celebrated the pre-opening of the long awaited Sliced Porosity Block in China (with special guest, the Prime Minister of Singapore) and passing the $20 million dollar mark in its campaign to build an Institute of Contemporary Art in Virginia.
Designed by architect Steven Holl, the multidisciplinary arts institution will serve as a catalyst for exhibitions, programs, research and collaboration, working with VCUarts, the top public university graduate arts and design program in the U.S.
An exhibit opens later this week that shows how VCU’s forthcoming Institute for Contemporary Art building evolved.
VCU’s buildings rise higher, Manchester beckons and sports development takes a spot on the agenda.
The architect Steven Holl, who has long blurred the line between art and his own work, conceived of a joint project for Washington, D.C., in the 1980s with iconoclastic artist Vito Acconci.
At the intersection of Belvedere and Broad Streets in Richmond, Va., things are taking a definite turn for the better.
Virginia Commonwealth University announced plans for an Institute for Contemporary Art on April 25. A new, 38,000-square-foot building to house the School of Arts’ interdisciplinary program will be built at Richmond’s busiest intersection, Belvidere and Broad streets.
If you’ve ever been to Richmond, Virginia, you quickly realize that Virginia Commonwealth University is the heart and soul of downtown. Its size and population allow life, creativity, and energy to circulate into the city. Even though the university is home to a nationally renowned art school, there still lacks a common space to express this. Besides the VMFA, located roughly a mile and a half way from the campus, there is no real home for art on campus.
During the course of his rise from starving artist to global sensation, 2012 AIA Gold Medalist Steven Holl has never compromised on his cerebral, poetic design philosophy—even when his clients have no idea what he’s talking about.
Steven Holl Architects’ design for Virginia Commonwealth University’s (VCU) new Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA) was recently unveiled. Clad in pre-weathered satin-finish zinc with clear and translucent glass walls, the 38,000-square-foot institute features a series of flexible programming spaces for the presentation of visual art, theater, music, dance, and film.
Sited at the edge of the Virginia Commonwealth University campus in Richmond, Virginia, the new Institute for Contemporary Art will link the University with the surrounding community.
Today, VCU (Virginia Commonwealth University) released the design for its new Contemporary Art Institution designed by Steven Holl Architects. This new building features part exhibition and performance space also part lab and incubator on its 38,000-square-foot area.