The Mayor of Ostrava, Tomás Macura, and the Director of the Janacek Philharmonic Orchestra, came to our office to see our winning proposal for the Ostrava Concert Hall. The Concert Hall is sited adjacent to the existing House of Culture, and will serve as the new home for the Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra. |Photo Credit: Tomás Macura|
The Glassell School of Art was selected as the Jury Winner in Higher Education & Research Facilities in this year’s Architizer A+ Awards! The project was also awarded a Special Mention in both the Architecture + Learning and Architecture + Art categories. |Photo Credit: Richard Barnes|
The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts REACH Expansion is nearing completion and will open on September 7, 2019! The REACH Opening Festival runs from September 7-22 and features a wide range of performances and events in the new Expansion. More information can be found on the Kennedy Center website, at: https://cms.kennedy-center.org/festivals/reach/overview Photo Credit: @chrismcvoy
Steven Holl Architects + Architecture Acts has won an international competition for a concert hall in Ostrava, the city’s mayor Zdeněk Macura announced on Thursday. The winning proposal was supported by six out of seven members of the jury. The new 1,300 seat concert hall is sited adjacent to the existing House of Culture. The building was designed as a “perfect acoustic instrument in its case” in collaboration with Nagata Acoustics. The new building will provide performance space for the Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra, the leading Czech orchestra for commissioning contemporary music.
The Holl House in Manchester, Washington, was built in 1975 and shown here in June 2019. The house is two squares in plan with 1:1.618 proportions guiding all decisions. 44 years later, the design is still fresh.
Glassell School of Art is a finalist for the Architizer A+ Awards! Pictured, visitors can gather on the concrete seating in the triple-height forum, placed in the central corner of the school where the two wings meet. The steps are toplit by a large skylight, with the first-floor hallway wrapping around above. |Photo: Richard Barnes|
The Institute for Contemporary Art at VCU has won an Award of Merit in the ‘Buildings over 1,000 Metres” category at Azure Magazine’s AZ Awards! With its inviting double-fronted forum opening to a serene sculpture garden, the 41,000 sq ft building provides spatial energy for the most important cutting-edge contemporary art exhibits. Propelled by VCU’s top-ranked School of the Arts, the ICA's architecture is an instrument for exhibitions, film screenings, public lectures, performances, symposia, and community events, engaging the University, the city, and beyond. |Photo by Iwan Baan|
The Kinder Building for the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH) celebrated their topping out ceremony! The 243,632-square-foot Nancy and Rich Kinder Building will house modern and contemporary art. McCarthy broke ground on the building in June 2017. Located in the heart of Houston’s museum district, the Nancy and Rich Kinder Building will consist of 126,620 square feet of underground space and 117,012-square-feet above-grade space. The building will have a translucent-glass exterior, three floors of galleries that circle a three-story central atrium, a 200-seat theater, street-level café, restaurant overlooking the sculpture garden, an underground parking garage with 115 spaces and pedestrian tunnels connecting to the Glassell School of Art and the Caroline Weiss Law Building. It is slated for completion next year. @mfahouston @mccarthybuild
Crinkle Concrete was recently featured in @archpaper . Crinkle Concrete was developed by SHA as an acoustic solution for performance spaces in our Kennedy Center Expansion, but has wide potential for future applications. The article provides an in-depth look at our in-house prototyping and design process through fabrication and application. |Photos: Jonathan Morefield|
We were thrilled to see our Centre for Creative Design and Entrance Precinct Masterplan for University College Dublin featured in @irishtimesnews this weekend. Steven Holl presented the vision for the project at a public event at UCD’s O’Reilly Hall on Saturday.
An exhibition of rugs designed by Steven Holl for @cc_tapis will be on display at @informinteriorsseattle in Seattle, Washington. The exhibition explores the design process behind the rugs and the buildings that inspired them. Alongside full scale rugs, the show displays process watercolors from a variety of projects. The “Morton Feldman Carpet” above was inspired by American composer Morton Feldman’s musical score. It was originally developed as one of nine custom carpets for Steven Holl Architects’ Lewis Arts Complex at Princeton University. Inform Interiors and Steven Holl will be hosting an opening talk on June 26 at 5:30 PM. To RSVP, please go to the link in our bio, or http://www.stevenholl.com/news/726.
Steven Holl with Brice Marden at ‘T’ Space’s opening of Marden’s Cold Mountain Studies, last Sunday. The show was featured in the latest edition of @newyorkermag by Peter Schjedahl, who wrote “The pictures never suggest design. They are phenomena. Nor are they quite expressive. Rather, they are like transits of impulse from somewhere beyond the artist to somewhere beyond the viewer.” The show will be open at ‘T’ Space from June 9-August 11. This exhibition is sponsored by @gagosian , with major support by @carolynmarksblackwood and additional support by @stairgalleries, The Charles and Barbara Wright Foundation, @artsmidhudson, Poets and Writers, and special thanks to @copper_canyon_press |1st Photo Credit: Susan Wides| |2nd Photo Credit: David Ebony|