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Museum: BIG SHORTLISTED PROPOSAL “ARTA” COMPETITION
BIG shortlisted proposal ArtA competition

ArtA will house the Museum Arnhem and the Focus Film Theater in a new cultural facility - bringing together creative professionals, entrepreneurs, artists and visitors locally and regionally.

BIG shortlisted proposal ArtA competition

Attractively located at the waterfront, the axis of the site forms a symbolic connection between the historic city center and the Rhine River. We propose a simple building volume with two poles.

BIG shortlisted proposal ArtA competition

The Film Theater facing the city and the Art Museum facing the river. Combining a contemporary exhibition facility with a film theater in a vibrant public building is paradoxical challenge.

BIG shortlisted proposal ArtA competition

Most successful 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.

BIG shortlisted proposal ArtA competition

The film theater, on the other hand, is inherently a black box - an introvert space for contemplation and focus.

BIG shortlisted proposal ArtA competition

ArtA fuses the two traditional architectural archetypes, the Black Box and the White Cube, and creates a gradient of transitional spatial conditions that lends itself to new hybrid programs of art and performance.

BIG shortlisted proposal ArtA competition

A simple twist of the building volume generates a diagonal public art plaza that connects the ground floor with the roof top. The Art Plaza creates encounters between the various users of the building - blurring the boundaries between art, public life, education and recreation.

BIG shortlisted proposal ArtA competition

The building becomes a unique offspring - at once organic and rational, transparent and solid, unique and flexible, extrovert and introvert.

BIG shortlisted proposal ArtA competition
BIG shortlisted proposal ArtA competition
BIG shortlisted proposal ArtA competition
BIG shortlisted proposal ArtA competition
BIG shortlisted proposal ArtA competition
BIG shortlisted proposal ArtA competition
BIG shortlisted proposal ArtA competition
BIG shortlisted proposal ArtA competition
BIG shortlisted proposal ArtA competition

Location: Arnhem, The Netherlands
Architects: BIG
Collaborators: Allard Architecture
Partners In Charge: Bjarke Ingels, Andreas Klok Pedersen
Project Leader: Huang Kai Liao
Project Architect: Marie Lancon
Project Team: Jakub Wlodarczyk, Martin Maria Beck, Dariusz Duong Vu Hong, Giedrius Mamavicius, Domenic Schmid, Dimitrie Grigorescu
Area: 8000.0 sqm
Type: Competition
Year: 2014