A Contemporary Art Museum is a building or space for the exhibition of art, usually visual art. Paintings and scupltures are the most commonly displayed art objects; however, drawings, collages, prints, photographs and installation art including other artistic activities, such as performance art, land'art, web art to name a few are also regularly shown. Contemporary art can broadly be defined as art produced at this point in time (now) or after World War II. Buenos Aires is the capital of Argentina and is located on the western shore of the estuary of the Río de la Plata. It has a population of approximately 13 million (thirteen million), which makes it one of the biggest cities in South America – a cosmopolitan metropolis, known for its rich cultural life and is considered the capital of the tango. Being an important economic center, its architecture is a combination of different styles which gives it a unique architectural beauty.
AIM OF THIS COMPETITION
The aim of this International Competition is to design a New Contemporary Art Museum in the Heart of Buenos Aires. The architecture of this new building should reflect contemporary design tendencies. The proposal must not only attend to the specific function but the design should also take into consideration the urban insertion and its impact. This Competition hopes to achieve the following: _Encourage and reward design excellence which integrates function and structure within the art world. _Research, respond to and highlight the unique aspects of designing an original Contemporary Art Museum. _To generate the discussion of ideas regarding the functionality of an art exibition space. _Encourage the employment of sustainable design in all aspects of the proposal.
This is a single stage Competition with the aim of identifing the most appropriate proposal, which best satisfies the general and specific objectives of the contest.
Register by: 06-30-2012 / Submit by: 07-05-2012