The West Kowloon Cultural District, which we first told you about in 2009, has finally chosen a design for the planned $2.8 billion 50 hectare arts hub. The firm to win out were the favorites, Foster + Partners, the architects who were also responsible for the breathtaking Chep Lap Kok Airport, the Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank, and the Bilbao Metro, although the original canopy design has been scrapped. More conceptual images after the jump…
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The much talked about Broad Museum finally has an architectural design. This honeycombed building with a projected cost of $130 million is the brainchild of Diller, Scofidio + Renfro, a New York-based firm, and will feature 114,000 square feet of space spread over three stories. We will be definitely be looking forward to checking this and Eli Broad’s collection out when it opens in downtown LA. Via La Times.
A review of Frank Gehry’s Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas. Gagosian Gallery to expand empire into Hong Kong. The Beckhams appear to have an art collection. Probably untrue, but this site lists James Franco as US’s Biennale artist representative. Orange County Museum of Art announces artists in the California Biennial. Art market thriving in Dubai. Pablo Picasso in NY. Street sign assisted theft of Banksy prints, real Banksy stolen from Kate Moss, and it only took one man to […]
Every year we visit a major art fair like Art Basel, we notice certain artists always create buzzworthy pieces. One of those artists is Anish Kapoor, who is renown for creating impressive eye catching sculptures. Apparently we aren’t his only fans as Anish was just named the winner of the competition to design the new “Olympic Tower” for the upcoming 2012 Olympic Games in London. The structure seems to be a mix of a roller coaster and the Eiffel Tower coming to life. The mind-blowing […]
One of the most influential architects of our time, Frank O. Gehry, is currently showing in Italy at theÂ Triennale Di Milano Design Museum. The exhibition “Since 1997” focuses on the the time period following his famous design of Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao in 1997 that makes his structures some of the most recognizable in the world. Take a look at all the pics after the jump…
After our coverage of the Art Hong Kong Fair, we turn our attention to the much discussed development of Hong Kongâ€™s West Kowloon Cultural District which will involve building a large contemporary art space on 40 hectares of reclaimed land including a museum, exhibition space, performing arts venues, as well as residential and retail projects.Â Although progress is slow due to the continuous public consultation process of the $3 billion project, the completion date of phase one has been set for 2016.Â An international search […]
Amidst troubled world economies and tepid art sales, stories of galleries closing and museums in trouble are being reported more frequently. Although art institutions in Europe are perhaps in a better position because of heavy government subsidies when compared to the U.S., in these times, they too are seeking additional, more creative means of funding. News has come out recently that the Louvre is setting up their first-ever endowment fund with the $230 million installment paid to them from the United Arab Emirates. We are […]