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Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Steven Holl, Institute for Contemporary Art in Richmond

On 21 April 2018 , Virginia Commonwealth University will unveil the Institute for Contemporary Art, a work of the American architect Steven Holl. The building is conceived as a gateway to the campus, which it faces with rectangular volumes while opening on to the city with irregular volumes. Combining panels of translucent glass and zinc, the blocks branch out from a central core, a double-height atrium with curved ceilings that connects three levels of exhibition galleries, which along with an auditorium, classrooms, and open-air facilities accommodate theater, music, and dance activities. The fluidness of the design generates highly flexible spaces. Moreover, the project complies with LEED Gold certicification standards, incorporating cutting-edge technologies and design elements with environmental awareness.
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