Architecture, Design and Urbanism Competition Results Archive
Architecture, Design and Urbanism Competition Results Archive

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Ghirardelli Giancarlo Architect

The airfield
Man succeeds in realizing one of his oldest dreams.
From the top everything is smaller and the universe is immense: flying opens up new horizons, new visions.
The NewNCCA will be a large space where people can relish the relation with contemporary art, artists and their search for a new and unusual vision or interpretation of what surrounds us.

Finalists of the New Axel Springer Media Campus Competition

The work of art
Intrinsically the work of art is able to unveil such a vision.
Then, through revelation, also our perception of reality will change and our experience in this place will resemble the act of flying: we will discover new horizons allowing us to look at the world in a different way.

Finalists of the New Axel Springer Media Campus Competition

Finalists of the New Axel Springer Media Campus Competition

Aerodynamics allows heavy airplanes to fly and, supported by the airflows, to leave long and white trails behind them.
Nowadays in Khodynkapole, planes are replaced by other dynamics generated by the new functions that will find their place here. The vortex of people, means and things that will pass through this urban place delineates new tracks, leaving deep furrows that will shape the volumes of the NewNCCA.
It is a simple idea indissolubly linking the spirit of the building that will house the New National Center for Contemporary Art with this part of the town.

Finalists of the New Axel Springer Media Campus Competition

Finalists of the New Axel Springer Media Campus Competition Finalists of the New Axel Springer Media Campus Competition

Surfaces marked with the dynamism of thoughts and feelings arising in front of the work of art.
Immediately beyond the runway, a fine vortex, almost as a dreamy image blurred into the autumn mist. At night the long shining light strips of the building evoke the trails left by flying planes.
It is a greatly evocative building, being at the same time practical and functional to its intended use: a wide container of art, culture, and people.


Finalists of the New Axel Springer Media Campus Competition

Finalists of the New Axel Springer Media Campus Competition Finalists of the New Axel Springer Media Campus Competition

An innovative building, an urban place worthy of being crossed at any time of day or night, a passageway through the town, like the nineteenth-century italian galleries.
We know the impact of art on the individual, his development and his aspirations, we know the importance of art for society. According to such vision, NCCA it has to be able to adjust to the incessant becoming of contemporaneity, as well as to the shapes, the techniques, and the needs that art will take up in its fleeting transition through the incorporeity of the present.

Finalists of the New Axel Springer Media Campus Competition

Finalists of the New Axel Springer Media Campus Competition

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