Cultural Facilities

TIRPITZ museum integrates into Denmark's coastline and the bunker that was built to protect it from attack. Image: Mike Bink

July 13, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

BIG’s design of this cultural center is the “antithesis” of the fortress.

Rendering courtesy of LOHA

July 05, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The redesign of the 28,000-sf building is prioritizing flexibility, openness, and connectivity....

The 1,200-seat John Anson Ford Amphitheater will reopen next month after a nearly four-year, $72.2 million renovation and expansion. Image: Gennia Cui

June 30, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The performing arts venue, nearly a century old, has undergone an extensive refurbishing.

Photo courtesy of Halkin Mason Photography.

June 27, 2017 | Bruner Foundation

The SteelStacks Arts and Cultural Campus in Bethlehem, Pa., receives the gold medal and $50,000....

The exterior of Johnson Building, one of two buildings that comprise the Boston Public Library, whose $78 million renovation breathed new life into the landmark facility. Image: Bruce T. Martin Photography

May 31, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Visitors are flocking to its brighter, connected halls, which now include retail and digital comp...

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An 8-million-pound retractable shell is one of the signature design and engineering features of The Shed, a 200,000-sf cultural facility that is part of the ongoing redevelopment of New York's west side. Image: BD+C

May 25, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The facility, designed for maximum programming flexibility, includes a massive movable shell. ...

Image courtesy of the Obama Foundation

May 04, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The design comprises three buildings set in the public space of Jackson Park on Chicago’s South S...

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Image © Volker Kreidler

March 06, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The hall hosted its debut concert on Saturday, March 4 with a performance by the Boulez Ensemble....

Rendering courtesy of Decibel Architecture

March 02, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The building will act as a symbol of growth and prosperity for the city of Hanoi.

Rendering courtesy of EFFEKT

January 30, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The transformed building would provide space for street sports, street culture, and street art....

Competition is fierce among institutions vying for private capital to help fund their building projects. The Smithsonian National Museum of African-American History and Culture was partly funded by private donors. A few years ago, the Smithsonian launched its largest-ever capital campaign to raise $1.5 billion. Image: Wikimedia Commons

December 14, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Capital campaigns abound, even though government financing still plays a vital role.

Rendering courtesy of Methanoia via ZHA

October 27, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The futuristic curves that have become a staple for ZHA-designed buildings are also on full displ...

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HLM Architects' proposal for the new Moscow Circus School looks like it's about to take flight. Its design used a bug's wing casing as its model. Image: Arch Daily

September 19, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The proposal would make the school’s activities more transparent to the public.

Rendering courtesy of OPEN via ArchDaily

September 16, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

OPEN, SANAA Ateliers Jean Nouvel and David Chipperfield Architects are the final four firms c...

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Rendering courtesy of Forbes Massie/ Heatherwick Studio

September 15, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The installation is designed by British architect Thomas Heatherwick and will be the centerpiece...

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Rendering courtesy of Luxigon

September 13, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The cube-shaped building is clad in translucent book-matched marble.

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September 01, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Gensler, Perkins+Will, PCL Construction Enterprises, Turner Construction Co., AECOM, and WSP | Pa...

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Image courtesy of National Trust for Historic Preservation via Dezeen.

August 31, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The design proposal won a competition organized by the National Trust for Historic Preservation a...

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Main Concert Hall. Image courtesy of Sydney Opera House

August 31, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Acoustical improvements will be made alongside upgrades in accessibility, efficiency, and flexibi...

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Los Angeles Convention Center. Photo: Pixabay Public Domain

August 30, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Gensler, LMN Architects, AECOM, Turner Construction Co., and WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff top Build...

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New buildings on the Youth Campus of Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming will aim at becoming the first in a national park to achieve the Living Building Challenge certification. Image: Hennebery Eddy Architects 

August 27, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The money will support new eco-friendly and efficient buildings on the park’s Youth Campus.

Rendering courtesy of Michael Maltzan Architecture, Inc. via ArchDaily

August 16, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The arts center will foster creativity for making and presenting works across all disciplines

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Infrastructure technology would allow The Shed to roll out and expand, to serve as galley, exhibit, and performance space. Image: Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Rockwell Group

August 01, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The Shed could become the permanent home for New York’s Fashion Week event.

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama. Photo: Public.Resource.Org/Creative Commons.

June 30, 2016 | BD+C Editors

With experience designing cultural and academic facilities, Williams and Tsien got the nod over o...

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Rendering courtesy Triptyque Architecture via Inhabitat

June 09, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The garden would filter as much as 20% of CO2 emissions while also providing a place f...

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AltaSea's Engagement Center. All renderings courtesy Gensler. Click here to enlarge.

June 01, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

New and renovated facilities will help researchers, educators, and visitors better understand the...

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The entry portal to the Naval Cemetery Landscape, which converts a former naval cemetery in Brooklyn, N.Y., into a vibrant public space that pays tribute to war veterans. Image: Marvel Architects and Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects

May 23, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The site is one of six where TKF Foundation is studying the relationship between nature, the buil...

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SkyLine pod. Courtesy of Marks Barfield Architects and Davis Brody Bond, via ArchDaily.

May 06, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

Marks Barfield Architects and Davis Brody Bond designed a "gondola" network that will connect the...

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Diamond Schmitt designs multi-purpose Buddy Holly Hall for a variety of performing arts

Diamond Schmitt's Buddy Holly Hall in Lubbock, Texas. Renderings courtesy Diamond Schmitt Architects. Click images to enlarge.

May 04, 2016 | BD+C Editors

The spacious and versatile complex can hold operas, plays, rock concerts, and conferences.

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World’s largest cultural center planned for Dubai

Dubai Opera House. Rendering courtesy Emaar.

May 04, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The Opera District will have a 2,000-seat theater and three residential complexes.

 

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