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Steven Holl

Republic’s Ghetto Museum . Terezin

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In partnership with Marcela Steinbachová and SKUPINA Studio, Steven Holl Architects won first place in the international competition of 22 teams for the Terezín Ghetto Museum in the Czech Republic. Terezín, founded in 1780 as a military fortress, served as a Jewish Ghetto during World War II where an estimated 33,000 people died. The existing Terezín Ghetto Museum honors the individuals whose lives were taken during this tragic moment in history, and the new design will be a memorial of hope and light. Continue reading Steven Holl

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Cofco Cultural and Health Center . Shanghai

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Steven Holl Architects . photos: © ogvision 奥观建筑视觉

Designed in 2016, the Shanghai Cofco Cultural and Health Center aims at being a social condenser, fostering community among the residents of the surrounding new housing blocks with public space and park along an existing canal. While the adjacent housing blocks are repetitive, here the architecture is of spatial energy and openness, inviting the whole community in for recreational and cultural programs. Continue reading Steven Holl

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Loisium Wine and Spa Resort’s Expansion . Langenlois

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Steven Holl Architects . photos: © Hertha Hurnaus

Langenlois, 60 minutes west of Vienna, on a gently south-sloping vineyard, the Loisium Hotel and Wine Center celebrates the rich local heritage of an ancient wine vault system. This historic subterranean network, which includes stone passages that are 900 years old, underlies the urban plan of the town. The first two buildings of the Loisium complex sought to create an analogical relation to the geometry of the cellars, with the wine center embedded within the vineyards and the hotel referencing the branching morphology of the vaults above. Together these three elements represented three basic types of architecture: under, in, and over the ground. Continue reading Steven Holl

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NANCY AND RICH KINDER MUSEUM BUILDING . Houston

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Today the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, has a unique chance to expand and unite its campus as an integral experience open to the community. We envision a new horizontal extension of landscape as a unifying character of the entire Fayez S. Sarofim campus. The new 164,000-square-foot museum building shaped by gardens of horizontal porosity is open on all sides. A public plaza will be integrated with the new 93,000-square-foot Glassell School of Art, which was completed in 2018. Continue reading Steven Holl