Gallery: Steven Holl Unveils New Translucent Institute of Contemporary ...

Virginia Commonwealth University just unveiled plans for their new Institute of Contemporary Art, a translucent museum designed by Steven Holl. The museum's form relies on cues from the site and allows for flexibility for visual and performance art installations. Slated to break ground in 2013, the ICA will also seek LEED Platinum certification and make use of geothermal heating and cooling, green roofs and energy efficient design. Translucent walls, a trademark of Steven Holl's designs, will provide ample, natural daylighting and help blur the boundary between the interior and exterior.

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