Using multiple types of structural support systems, engineers have resolved the complexity of a new contemporary art institute that will serve as a gateway to Virginia Commonwealth University.
VCU Institute for Contemporary Art voted #3 in “Best in Architecture” in the category of “Game Changers.”
The year’s biggest confluence of traditional power players happened at the June groundbreaking for VCU’s Institute for Contemporary Art, on its way toward a fundraising goal of $35 million. Its anticipated opening in late 2016 will mark Richmond’s entry into the international contemporary art world, just as it physically reshapes the area of Broad and Belvedere with world-class architecture.
For months, the lot on the corner of Broad and Belvidere streets has remained vacant except for the sign designating it as the future home of the Institute for Contemporary Art at VCU. Last week, nearly 350 people gathered on that lot as VCUarts Dean Joe Seipel broke ground for the ICA.
Last week VCU kicked off construction for its Institute for Contemporary Art with a paint performance and giant backhoe pulling up the pavement at the corner of Broad and Belvidere streets. That corner – and our city – will never be the same.
Virginia Commonwealth University has officially broken ground this week on the Markel Center, the building that will house VCU’s Institute for Contemporary Art. Designed by Steven Holl Architects, the Institute is sited at a busy intersection at the edge of the Richmond campus, and will serve as a gateway between city and university.
Belvidere and West Broad has long been a frenetic crossroads. The old Elba and Ashland & Chesapeake railway stations were once nearby. Half a dozen city bus lines roll through regularly. And two federal highways and a pair of gas stations cater to motorists. But valet parking was a first for the neighborhood on Tuesday when Virginia Commonwealth University broke ground on its Institute for Contemporary Art, a highly-anticipated new exhibition and performance space.
A major new venue for contemporary art will soon rise in Richmond at Virginia Commonwealth University. Next month, the university will break ground on its new Institute for Contemporary Art, scheduled to open in 2016.
work is set to get underway at virginia commonwealth university‘s ‘institute for contemporary art‘ in richmond, USA. designed by internationally acclaimed architect steven holl, the multidisciplinary institution will facilitate visual art, theater, music, dance and film performances for both academic and public audiences, in collaboration with the VCU school of the arts.
This month, we assembled on a perfectly good blacktopped parking lot to hear that Virginia Commonwealth University’s Institute for Contemporary Art was going to happen, giving the city and the urban school a better face to welcome visitors and commuters.