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VCU’s Daring Art Institute Just What Richmond Needs

At that corner?

That question sums up the dissenting opinion on Virginia Commonwealth University’s plan to build its Institute for Contemporary Art at Broad and Belvidere streets.

A Hess gas station sits across the street from the site, now a surface parking lot. Just to the south is a BP gas station and convenience store. A Domino’s Pizza outlet and the Daily Planet, a service provider for the homeless, are located a block away. For some critics, the site of the planned $32 million art institute represents aesthetic dissonance.


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VCU Unveils Steven Holl Design for $32M Art Institute

Virginia Commonwealth University’s new Institute for Contemporary Art will have two fronts —one opening toward the busy Broad and Belvidere intersection and the other to a sculpture garden facing campus.


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Steven Holl Architects Unveils VCU Institute for Contemporary Art at Meulensteen Gallery

Steven Holl Architects have just unveiled Virginia Commonwealth University’s new Institute for Contemporary Art. With an inviting sense of openness, the building will form a gateway into the University, linking the city of Richmond to the campus. A dynamic architectural promenade will connect the building’s most important spaces, engaging visitors in a variety of changing perspectives. Flexible spaces throughout the building will be capable of accommodating a vast assortment of exhibitions and performances.


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Rendering: Steven Holl Architects

A/N posts the latest renderings of Steven Holl’s Institute for Contemporary Art on the campus of Virginia Commonwealth University, conceived of as an embodiment of “forking time”. The building is expected to be completed by 2015.


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See Steven Holl’s Translucent Multidisciplinary Art Center for VCU

Using their signature mastery of space, light, and seamlessly connecting unlike things, Steven Holl Architects have designed a luminous Institute for Contemporary Arts (ICA) for Virginia Commonwealth University’s art program, a hybrid exhibition space, performance venue, lab, and incubator for the visual arts, theater, music, dance, and film.


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Virginia Commonwealth University Announces New ICA

Virginia Commonwealth University has unveiled the model for its new Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA). Designed by Steven Holl Architects, and scheduled to open in 2015, the 38,000-square-foot space will be a non-collecting, venue for the exhibition of visual art, theater, dance and film. Blueprints for the building include a 240-plus-seat performance space, outdoor plazas, a sculpture garden, classrooms, a café and administrative offices.


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VCU Unveils Proposed Institute for Contemporary Art

Virginia Commonwealth University has unveiled a proposed $32 million Institute for Contemporary Art, to go on the current site of a parking lot at the corner of Broad and Belvidere. The building would be part of VCU’s highly regarded Arts Program.


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New VCU Arts Center Could Boost Arts District

We now have a better idea of what VCU’s new art institute will look like. The architect just released the design on Wednesday. It’s expected to be a big boost to Richmond’s Arts District, but right now the area is a parking lot.


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VCU Reveals Plans for New $32 Million Art Institute

Virginia Commonwealth University has been making strides in recent years, its arts and design programs have consistently achieved the highest rankings for a public university. Now VCU is unveiling designs for a new $32 million Institute for Contemporary Art to reflect that image.


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VCU Unveils Plans For New Arts Center

Virginia Commonwealth University has unveiled plans for a 38,000-square foot Institute for Contemporary Art, to be built at the intersection of Broad and Belvidere Streets.


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Unveiled: Institute for Contemporary Art, Virginia Commonwealth University

Located on the eastern edge of the Virginia Commonwealth University campus at the corner of Belvidere and Broad Streets, Steven Holl’s Institute for Contemporary Art will act as threshold to the university and the city. The core of the building is a double-height “forum” cased in a twisting facade to the north and intersected by a performance space jutting southward.


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Virginia Institute for Contemporary Art/Steven Holl

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) unveiled the design for a new Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA) designed by Steven Holl and Chris McVoy. Part exhibition and performance space, part lab and incubator, the 38,000-square-foot building will feature a series of flexible programming spaces for the presentation of visual art, theater, music, dance and film by nationally and internationally recognized artists.


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V.C.U. Turns to Steven Holl Architects for New Arts Center

Virginia Commonwealth University has long been one of the leading public university graduate arts and design programs in the country. Now it also wants to be a cultural destination for audiences and performers. The university on Wednesday unveiled the design for a new $32 million Institute for Contemporary Art, designed by Steven Holl and Chris McVoy of Steven Holl Architects. Calling the 38,000-square-foot building “part exhibition and performance space, part lab and incubator,” the university said the institute will feature a series of flexible programming spaces for visual art, theater, music, dance and film.There will be an auditorium with more than 240 seats, a sculpture garden, classrooms and a cafe.


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Steven Holl Unveils New Translucent Institute for Contemporary Art in Virginia

Virginia Commonwealth University just unveiled plans for their new Institute of Contemporary Art, a translucent museum designed by Steven Holl. The museum’s form relies on cues from the site and allows for flexibility for visual and performance art installations. Slated to break ground in 2013, the ICA will also seek LEED Platinum certification and make use of geothermal heating and cooling, green roofs and energy efficient design. Translucent walls, a trademark of Steven Holl’s designs, will provide ample, natural daylighting and help blur the boundary between the interior and exterior.