ArtA by BIG+Allard architecture | ITSLIQUID

ArtA by BIG+Allard architecture

Architecture | March 7, 2014 |

arta01Image courtesy of Bjarke Ingels Group

ArtA by BIG+Allard architecture

BIG+Allard architecture, along with three other international firms, have unveiled their proposal for ArtA, a 8,000 sqm cultural hub on the edge of the river Rhine in Arnhem, the Netherlands. ArtA connects the city with its waterfront and marries two archetypes, a film theater with an art museum.

arta05Image courtesy of Bjarke Ingels Group

ArtA will house the Museum Arnhem and the Focus Film Theater in a new cultural facility. Attractively located at the waterfront, the axis of the site forms a symbolic connection between the historic city center and the river Rhine. BIG proposes a simple building volume with two poles: The Film Theater facing the city and the Art Museum facing the river.

arta03Image courtesy of Bjarke Ingels Group

Merging a contemporary exhibition facility with a film theater in a vibrant public building is a paradoxical challenge: Contemporary art galleries are characterized by the spatial qualities of industrial warehouses: large open floor plans with generous ceiling heights and great flexibility for internal divisions and daylight control. The film theater, on the other hand, is inherently a black box – an introvert space for contemplation and focus.

arta06Image courtesy of Bjarke Ingels Group

A simple twist of the building volume generates a diagonal public art plaza that connects the ground floor with the winter garden and the restaurant on roof top. The building becomes a unique offspring – at once organic and rational, transparent and solid, unique and flexible, extrovert and introvert.

arta04Image courtesy of Bjarke Ingels Group

The building has two types of facades: One face of the building is glazed, creating a twisting window allowing daylight and breathtaking views for all gathering spaces of the building; it continues around the cascading Art Plaza, ending as a glazed roof top covering a winter garden, overlooking the city. The solid parts of the building are clad in in-situ cast concrete.The twist creates a covered public space for outdoor art installations and ArtA’s main entrance which will activate the street.

more. www.big.dk

Are you an artist, architect, designer? Would you like to be featured on ITSLIQUID platform? Send an e-mail to info@itsliquid.com or fill the form below

RELATED POSTS


Chengdu’s Museum of Natural History

Architecture | May 26, 2022

A celebration of Chengdu's modern ethos and historical legacy, the Museum of Natural History will transform the city's skyline and symbolize its innovative spirit. Read more


CALL FOR ARTISTS: ANIMA MUNDI…

Calls | May 26, 2022

ITSLIQUID Group, in collaboration with ACIT Venice – Italian-German Cultural Association, and EGO’ Boutique Hotel is pleased to announce the open call for VISIONS, the third appointment of ANIMA MUNDI 2022, that will take place in Venice at Palazzo Albrizzi-Capello from June 16 to July 06, 2022, and at Palazzo Bembo - Venice Grand Canal from June 17 to July 06, 2022, during the 59th Venice Biennale of Art. Read more


GRAND WORLD PHU QUOC WELCOME…

Architecture | May 25, 2022

Vinpearl Project is the welcome center of the Grand World Phu Quoc master-plan, which is the center of the massive Phu Quoc United Center. Read more


ANIMA MUNDI 2022

Calls | May 13, 2022

ITSLIQUID Group, in collaboration with EGO’ Boutique Hotel and ACIT Venice - Italian-German Cultural Association, is pleased to announce the open call for ANIMA MUNDI 2022, international exhibition of photography, painting, video art, installation/sculpture, and performance art, that will be held in Venice Read more


Sign up for our Newsletter.

Enter your email to receive our latest updates!