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Steven Holl News

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page updated Apr 18, 2018
New Arts Building for Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia, USA
VCU Institute for Contemporary Art
The new Markel Center at Virginia Commonwealth University’s Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA) in Richmond has completed.

Mar 2, 2018
Lewis Arts Complex Princeton University
Lewis Arts Complex Princeton University by Steven Holl Architects
photo © Paul Warchol
Lewis Arts Complex Princeton University Building
The grandiose Lewis Arts Complex designed by architect Steven Holl for Princeton University was born of a need to create a space entirely dedicated to the creative arts. In this project, besides experimenting with diversified architectural forms, SHA has fun juxtaposing different materials.

Feb 22, 2018
Tushino Moscow Building, Russia
Tushino Moscow Building by Steven Holl Architects
images courtesy of architects
Tushino Moscow Building
This US architecture office in collaboration with Art-group “Kamen”, recently won the international design competition for residential quarters of the Tushino district. The firm beat Zaha Hadid Architects, Fuksas Architecture, Mad Global, and Tsimalo, Lyashenko & Partners.

Jan 26, 2017
Cultural and Health Center in Shanghai, China
January 25, 2017 – Steven Holl Architects’ design for a new Cultural and Health Center in Shanghai was approved by COFCO, who commissioned the project in Summer 2016.

The two buildings, set in a public landscape, will serve as a social condenser, bringing the community of the surrounding new housing blocks together in a public space and park along Punan canal.

“To work on Architecture for Culture and Health is a social commitment, during these challenging times” – architect Steven Holl

Shanghai Cultural and Health Center by Steven Holl Architects

The new Shanghai Cultural and Health Center and landscape are merged by the concept of “Clouds & Time,” a reference to philosopher Karl Popper’s famous 1965 lecture on the evolutionary model of free will, “Of Clouds and Clocks.” While the landscape is organized in large clock-like circles forming a central public space, the buildings are cloud-like in their porosity and openness inviting the public in.

Cultural and Health Center in Shanghai painting by Steven Holl Architect

The Cultural Center, built out of white concrete, hovers over a transparent glass base which exposes the café, game and recreation rooms. A curved ramp, climbing gently up to the second floor creates a continuous overlooking experience. The Culture Center supports an array of social and sport functions to promote community interaction and recreation, including an exhibition area, café, library, gym, and young activity areas.

Cultural and Health Center in Shanghai by Steven Holl Architects

The Health Center, also made of white concrete, is shaped by the curves of the landscape, developing a strong relationship between its “cloud-like” parts and the whole of the landscape. The building will serve as a health consultation and education center, housing a pharmacy, consultation and examination rooms, a nursery area and lounges.

Both buildings have green sedum roofs merging further with the landscape when seen from above and in the surrounding apartment buildings. The quarter circle pool and fountain reflects the building’s central space and provides rainwater recycling. The buildings, which are geothermally cooled, are designed for LEED platinum certification.

PROGRAM: Health Center: health education area, pharmacy, consultation rooms, exam rooms, physical therapy room, ultrasound / xray rooms, nursery, admin & doctors lounges | Cultural Center: exhibition area, table game area, cafe, library, gym, community & youth activity areas
SIZE: 80,944

Website: Cultural and Health Center in Shanghai by Steven Holl Architects

Pennsylvania Arts Centre, Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA

Steven Holl Architects has revealed designs for a Pennsylvania arts centre with a sculptural, white form that references a kite, reports Dezeen.

Pennsylvania Arts Centre building by Steven Holl Architects
image courtesy of SHA

The Visual Arts Building is slated to be built at Franklin & Marshall College – a liberal arts institution in Lancaster, Pennsylvania dating back to 1787, which has just over 2,200 students.

Announced this week during the college’s graduation ceremony, the three-storey building is designed by the US firm to house classrooms, studios, offices and an auditorium. Renderings show an asymmetrical white structure with curved walls.

5 May 2016

The University of Iowa School of Art and Art History, Iowa, USA

The University of Iowa School of Art and Art History
photograph courtesy of SHA

The University of Iowa School of Art and Art History is beginning to move into SHA’s Visual Arts Building set to open September this year, report the practice.

The building replaces an original arts building from 1936, which was heavily damaged during a flood of the University of Iowa campus in June 2008. The new building is located directly adjacent to and northwest of Art Building West, which SHA completed in 2006.

Website: The University of Iowa School of Art and Art History by Steven Holl Architects

Website: The University of Iowa School of Art and Art History Live View of Construction

21 Mar 2016

Rubenstein Commons, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton University, New Jersey, USA

Steven Holl, the architect behind Princeton University’s coming Lewis Center for the Performing Arts, has another opportunity to make his mark on the New Jersey college town, reports the New York Times.

Rubenstein Commons, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton University

The university’s neighbor, the Institute for Advanced Study, has selected the SHA practice to design its new Rubenstein Commons, named after the Carlyle Group co-founder and philanthropist David Rubenstein.

Additions to the Institute’s small, lush campus are rare, so it aims for long-term architectural significance with each new building, said Robbert Dijkgraaf, director of the Institute. (That tradition began in the 1960s with the Historical Studies-Social Science Library, designed by Wallace K. Harrison at the invitation of J. Robert Oppenheimer, the Institute’s director at the time.)

The proposal from SHA has a patina cooper roof and oak floors that refer to the Institute’s neo-Georgian flagship building, Fuld Hall. Its interior reflect the spirit of the leafy campus outside.

SHA was one of four architecture studios invited to submit proposals. The others were MOS Architects (Michael Meredith and Hilary Sample); OMA (Rem Koolhaas); and Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects.

Rubenstein Commons at Princeton University, – 21 Mar 2016

Glasgow School of Art Holl Building, Scotland
Design: Steven Holl Architects with jm architects
Glasgow School of Art Extension
photo © Adrian Welch
Reid Building Apr 9 2014
Steven Holl delivers Reid Building inaugural address
New York based architect Steven Holl and much of his office are in Glasgow to deliver the inaugural address for the Glasgow School of Art’s Reid Building, which officially opens its doors today.
Addressing a crowd of invited guests and curious members of the public within the Reid auditorium, sadly discoloured following the application of fire retardant to wood panels which the contractor is replacing, Holl said: “I’ve never worn a purple scarf before and I’m wearing this in honour of Mackintosh. My connection goes back to the 1970’s when my professor gave a lecture at the University of Washington and he dedicated it to Mackintosh and the Glasgow School of Art.”, reports Urban Realm

4 Nov 2013
Nanjing Museum of Art & Architecture, China
Nanjing Museum of Art & Architecture
photo : Shu He
The Sifang Art Museum in Nanjing, China opened to the public on November 2nd with its inaugural exhibition, “The Garden of Diversion.” The 30,000sf museum is sited at the gateway to the Chinese International Practical Exhibition of Architecture (CIPEA), which brings together the work of 24 Chinese and international designers.

30 Oct 2013
Qingdao Culture and Art Center, China
Culture and Art Center Qingdao by Steven Holl Architects
picture : SHA
The winning design for the new Culture and Art Center begins with a connection to Qingdao. The linear form of the Jiaozhou Bay Bridge—the world’s longest bridge over water—is carried into the large site, in the form of a Light Loop, which contains gallery spaces and connects all aspects of the landscape and public spaces. The raised Light Loop allows maximum porosity and movement across the site, and permits natural sound bound breezes that blow in off the ocean to flow across the site.

12 Jun 2013
Glasgow School of Art Holl Building, Scotland – article for e-architect by Joyce Hwang + photos
Design: Steven Holl Architects with jm architects

Glasgow School of Art Holl Building

This building design has faced a barrage of criticism, perhaps most ardently from architectural historian William J.R. Curtis, who has stated that the proposal is “horrendously out of scale”.

No matter how talented we are at understanding built form the constructed reality emerging from the ground is surely going to have some surprises for us, fed on a robust diet of tasty CGIs! Here the celebrated American architect Steven Holl builds opposite the world-famous masterwork of Rennie Mackintosh. The scale is definitely urban, surfaces are incomplete so we can’t see how reflective or shimmery the new facades will be, but we can see the bulk of the building sitting towards the top of one of Glasgow’s many hills. A conversation is underway between these two titans, but what are they saying to each other?

20 Feb 2013
‘Sliced Porosity Block’
Sliced Porosity Block Chengdu by Steven Holl Architects
image : Iwan Baan
Chengdu building complex – new films
SHA in collaboration with Spirit of Space has created two short films on the Sliced Porosity Block – CapitaLand Raffles City, completed in November 2012 in Chengdu, China.

Daeyang Gallery and House, Seoul, South Korea
Daeyang Gallery and House by Steven Holl Architects
photograph : Iwan Baan
Daeyang Gallery and House
Update 19 Dec 2012 – 2012 Annual Design Review Award in the Live Category
The private gallery and house is sited in the hills of the Kangbuk section of Seoul, Korea. The project was designed as an experiment parallel to a research studio on “the architectonics of music.” The basic geometry of the building is inspired by a 1967 sketch for a music score by the composer Istvan Anhalt, “Symphony of Modules,” which was discovered in a book by John Cage titled “Notations.”

Latest Designs by SHA

Steven Holl Architects presents two short films on the Daeyang Gallery and House

SHA in collaboration with Spirit of Space has created two short films on the Daeyang Gallery and House, completed in June in Seoul, South Korea.

Daeyang Gallery and House from Steven Holl Architects on Vimeo.

Filmed during the project’s opening celebration, “A Conversation with Steven Holl” presents Steven Holl on site as he explains the design inspiration. The second of the two films, entitled “Daeyang Gallery and House,” explores the project through its use of light, material and detail.

Inspired by a 1967 sketch for a music score by composer Istvan Anhalt called “Symphony of Modules,” the gallery and house is a composition in sequential movement. Three pavilions – one for entry, one residence, and one event space – appear to push upward from a continuous gallery level below. A reflecting pool, which simultaneously separates and connects the pavilions, establishes the plane of reference from above and below.

The red and charcoal stained wood interiors of the pavilions are activated by skylight strips of clear glass that are cut into the roof. Sunlight turns and bends around the inner spaces, animating them with the changing light of each season and throughout the day. Like a cesura in music, strips of glass lenses in the base of the pool break through the surface, bringing dappled light to the white plaster walls and white granite floor of the gallery below.

Daeyang Gallery and House: A Conversation with Steven Holl from Steven Holl Architects on Vimeo.

Exteriors are a rain screen of custom patinated copper, which ages naturally within the landscape. The Daeyang Gallery and House is heated and cooled with geothermal wells.

26 Apr 2012
Virginia Commonwealth University ICA, Richmond, Virginia, USA
VCU Institute for Contemporary Art by Steven Holl Architects
image courtesy of architecture practice
VCU Institute for Contemporary Art
The design for a new Institute for Contemporary Art by Steven Holl and Chris McVoy. Part exhibition and performance space, part lab and incubator, the 38,000-square-foot building will feature a series of flexible programming spaces for the presentation of visual art, theater, music, dance and film by nationally and internationally recognized artists.

Interview with Steven Holl which centers around his new Institute of Contemporary Arts design, he opens up a bit about his influences and background as well, which makes the interview especially interesting, posted 23 May 2012.

2 Feb 2012
Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Texas, USA
Steven Holl Architects Selected for Expansion
The Caroline Wiess Law Building
photograph © MFAH
Museum of Fine Arts Houston

14 Jan 2012
Campbell Sports Center Tops Out
Campbell Sports Center Columbia University
picture from SHA
Campbell Sports Center, New York, USA
The Campbell Sports Center at Columbia University celebrated its topping out on January 11th. Located on the corner of West 218th street and Broadway in Manhattan, the Campbell Sports Center will form an inviting new gateway to the Baker Athletics Complex, the primary athletics facility for the University’s outdoor sports program.

12 Dec 2011
Steven Holl Named 2012 AIA Gold Medal Winner
Steven Holl
photograph © Mark Heitoff
American Institute of Architects Gold Medal 2011 winner
In recognition of his contributions to architecture in both theory and practice Steven Holl has been named the 2012 AIA Gold Medal Winner. The AIA Gold Medal, voted on annually, is considered to be the profession’s highest honor that an individual can receive. Steven Holl will be honored at the 2012 AIA National Convention in Washington, D.C. He is the 68th AIA Gold Medalist.

1 Dec 2011
Steven Holl Architects Publication
Vanke Center
image from architect
Steven Holl Architects : ‘Horizontal Skyscraper’ book

8 Jun 2011
Knut Hamsun Center Building, Norway – Norwegian Byggeskikk Prize
Knut Hamsun Center
image courtesy of SHA

22 Mar 2011
Glasgow School of Art Competition, Scotland, UK
Glasgow School of Art
image from GSA
Glasgow School of Art Extension : GSA Building Proposal design approved by planners.
Letter to e-architect from William Curtis. 21 Mar
Design by SHA with jm architects – planning news. 10-18 Mar 2011

10 Mar 2011
Vanke Center Building, Shenzhen, China
Design: Steven Holl Architects, CCDI – China Construction Design International
Vanke Center
image from architect
AIA New York Honor Awards 2011 Architecture Honor Award

Steven Holl Receives the 2010 Jencks Award
Jencks Award – 3 Sep

Steven Holl Architects Chosen to Design the New Queens Library at Hunters Point
New Queens Library, New York, USA – 30 Jul

Steven Holl Architects Wins First Prize in Hangzhou Competition, China
Hangzhou Competition
picture from architects studio
Hangzhou Competition – 24 Feb

Steven Holl Architects Selected to Design New Arts Building for University of Iowa
University of Iowa Arts Building
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Steven Holl Architects with BNIM Architects, has won the commission for the new art studio facility building for the University of Iowa (UI) Arts campus.
University of Iowa Arts Campus Building – 16 Feb 2010

Copenhagen Harbour Gateway : Copenhagen LM Harbour Gateway Award
LM Harbour Gateway
Courtesy of Steven Holl Architects

Steven Holl Buildings

Architecture Projects by Steven Holl listed chronologically:

Linked Hybrid Buildings, Beijing, China
Linked Hybrid
photo : Courtesy Steven Holl Architects © Shu He

Knut Hamsun Center Building, Norway
Knut Hamsun Centre
image courtesy of Steven Holl Architects

Herning Center of the Arts, Denmark
Herning Center of the Arts
photograph © Thomas Moelvig

Shenzhen 4 Tower in 1 Master Plan, China
Shenzhen 4 Tower in 1
picture : Steven Holl Architects

Loisium Hotel Alsace Building, France
Loisium Hotel Alsace
picture : Steven Holl Architects

Franz Kafka Society Center, Czech Republic
Franz Kafka Society Center
photograph © A. Lhotakova

NYU Department of Philosophy, USA
NYU Department of Philosophy
photo from architect

Hudson Yards New York Masterplan, USA
Hudson Yards New York
image courtesy of Steven Holl Architects

Swiss Embassy Washington, D.C., Washington DC, USA
Swiss Embassy America
photo © Andy Ryans

University of Iowa building, USA
Iowa University building
photo © Andy Ryans

Whitney Water Purification Facility, USA
Whitney Water Purification Facility
photo courtesy Steven Holl Architects

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Missouri, USA
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
image : Andy Ryan

Danish Housing – Copenhagen, Denmark
Steven Holl architecture
picture © Steven Holl Architects / Iwan Baan

Sarphatistraat Offices, The Netherlands
Sarphatistraat Offices
photo : Alan Mason

Chapel of St Ignatius, Seattle, USA
Chapel of St Ignatius
photo courtesy Marialaura Polignano

Pratt Institute Higgins Hall, New York, USA
Pratt Institute Higgins Hall
photo from Steven Holl Architects

Buildings by SHA – No Images

D. E. Shaw Research Building, Manhattan, USA

Princeton Building – Design Arts Buildings, New Jersey, USA

Loisium Hotel & Spa, Austria

Chengdu Project, China – mixed-use complex to open in late 2010

Kiasma Building, Helsinki, Finland

More architecture by Steven Holl online soon

Location:450 West 31st Street, 11th floor New York, NY 10001, USA

Steven Holl – Practice Information

Steven Holl Architects

Steven Holl Architects head office is in New York City. SHA have another office in Beijing, China

New York Architects Offices

Steven Holl Architects has realized cultural, civic, academic and residential projects both in the United States and internationally. Steven Holl Architects (SHA) is an architecture and urban design office founded in 1976, working globally as one office from two locations; New York City and Beijing.

Steven Holl leads the office with partners Chris McVoy (New York) and Li Hu (Beijing). Most recently completed is the Linked Hybrid mixed-use complex (Beijing, China), third on TIME magazine’s list of Architectural Marvels of 2007. Buildings currently in construction are the Nanjing Museum of Art and Architecture (Nanjing, China), the Vanke Center (Shenzhen, China), Beirut Marina (Beirut, Lebanon), the Herning Center of the Arts (Herning, Denmark), Cité de l’Océan et du Surf with Solange Fabião (Biarritz, France), and the mixed-use complex in Chengdu, China: the Sliced Porosity Block.

In 2007 Steven Holl Architects opened the highly lauded Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art (Kansas City, Missouri) and the Department of Philosophy at New York University (NYU). Recently Steven Holl Architects has won a number of international design competitions including Sail Hybrid (Knokke-Heist, Belgium), Meander (Helsinki, Finland), the LM Harbor Gateway (Copenhagen, Denmark) and the new Center for Creative and Performing Arts for Princeton University (Princeton, New Jersey). Steven Holl is a tenured Professor at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture and Planning.

University of Washington, graduated 1970

Background to the Architect
Steven Holl was born in Bremerton, Washington, United States of America in 1947
Steven Holl Architects set up in New York in 1976

Teaching Position
Columbia University

Time Magazine, 2001 – Steven Holl voted ‘America’s Best Architect’

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