proposal for ArtA cultural center by SO-IL + architectuurstudio HH
 
proposal for ArtA cultural center by SO-IL + architectuurstudio HH
feb 19, 2014

proposal for ArtA cultural center by SO-IL + architectuurstudio HH

proposal for ArtA cultural center by SO-IL + architectuurstudio HH
all images courtesy of SO – IL

 

 

the architectural collaboration of SO-IL and architectuurstudio HH is one of four shortlisted teams to present proposals for the new ‘ArtA’ cultural center in arnhem, the netherlands. working alongside ABT, the development will combine the museum arnhem with the region’s focus film theater, serving as a connecting presence between the city center and the adjacent river rhine. focusing on three primary ideas – urban form, collective structure and reflective space – a distinctive public building is envisioned, capable of adapting to the future needs of the region.

SO–IL architectuurstudio HH ArtA arnhem designboom
the design serves as a connecting presence between the city center and the river rhine

 

 

 

the mass of the scheme is informed by the surrounding city block, allowing ‘ArtA’ to directly interact with its immediate context. a clear organization and strong urban form is realized through the introduction of differently proportioned units. neighboring streets morph into a plaza, stimulating development, while the abstract shape gives the center a mysterious character, drawing visitors inside.

SO–IL architectuurstudio HH ArtA arnhem designboom
an aerial view of the proposal, indicating the scheme’s intimate relationship with the city

 

 

 

a large staircase leads guests deep into the heart of the structure, presenting intimate and grand vistas of arnhem through strategically positioned openings in the building’s façade. flexibly programmed volumes support the production and experience of culture, while simultaneously establishing more intimate areas for reflection. the open and flexible proposal comprises a multitude of spatial nuances with regard to daylight, height and proportion, hosting both experimental and established forms of visual art, design and cinema.

SO–IL architectuurstudio HH ArtA arnhem designboom
a large staircase leads guests deep into the heart of the structure

SO–IL architectuurstudio HH ArtA arnhem designboom
flexibly programmed volumes support the production and experience of culture

SO–IL architectuurstudio HH ArtA arnhem designboom
large windows offer views across the adjacent river

SO–IL architectuurstudio HH ArtA arnhem designboom
the center’s abstract forms give the center a mysterious character, drawing visitors inside

SO–IL architectuurstudio HH ArtA arnhem designboom
intimate and grand vistas of arnhem are presented through strategically positioned openings

 

 


ArtA – design for the arts cluster in arnhem
video courtesy of SO-IL

 

 

project info:

 

client: the municipality of arnhem
architect: SO – IL, florian idenburg (principal), jing liu (principal), ilias papageorgiou (associate principal)
team: florian idenburg, jing liu, ilias papageorgiou, gilbert berthold, felix brinkhege, lee ann custer, nile greenberg, andré herrero, seunghyun kang, kevin lamyuktseung, pietro pagliaro, enzo valerio
team architectuurstudio HH: patrick fransen, laurens jan ten kate, maartje nuy, ilse bakker
location: arnhem, the netherlands
program: art galleries, cinema, cafe, retail
area: 8,480 sqm  (92,000 sqf)
status: competition, feb 2014
collaborators: architectuurstudio HH (AHH), and ABT

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