Tuesday, June 26, 2007

David Adjaye, future "Starchitect"

"this will be the year - thanks to a quartet of high-profile commissions coming to completion by this autumn - when we find out if Adjaye can really translate promise into achievement and begin to compete with the global "starchitects"."

"...the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) in Denver, Colorado, the job that will attract the most attention and whose success is key for Adjaye's push into America, where he will be opening a New York office by the end of 2007."

"The £7.5 million MCA in Denver, which opens in October, is a new four-storey building coated in etched grey, milky glass with interior walls of a special textured, translucent plastic enveloping five core galleries - each a distinct chamber accessed by an internal pathway. There will also be three education spaces, offices and a bookshop, plus a rooftop garden that will help to insulate the museum, a "green" building with high sustainability targets. There will be no permanent collection; the gallery rooms will be handed over to individual artists."

article via The Telegraph also BBC Radio 3 Broadcast Interview

UPDATE: 7/18 - maybe Don't Call him a Starchitect?

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