Steven Holl to design new wing for Mumbai City Museum

“It proposes a simple volume, which is enlivened by deep subtracting cuts, creating dramatic effects of light and shade.”
The East Garden. “The winning design was distinctive for its sculptural and calligraphic qualities and its commitment to sustainability,” said a statement from the museum. Copyright Dr. Tropical planting is pictured emerging from boxes sunken below the water’s surface. External view of the original building. Bhau Daji Lad Museum, 2013Local rough-cut Agra stone   will be used for   the facade, which features a roof with parapet   detailing. The pool will be submerged into a garden courtyard between the old and new buildings. The irregular shapes carved from the brickwork will expose accents   of the thick white concrete that be used to form the interiors, which feature   curved walls and ceilings. Copyright Dr. News: New York architect   Steven Holl has seen   off competition from 104 applicants including Zaha Hadid, OMA and Amanda Levete, to design a new wing for the   Mumbai City Museum. Renderings of the design show a red building   with deep cut-outs for windows and openings, and a smooth white interior. Expected to be between 8,000 and 10,000-square-metres, the extension will include a conservation centre, library and archives, and a new museum shop and cafe. The Victorian museum sits within a 47-acre botanical garden and zoo in Byculla,   to the south of Mumbai. Construction is expected to begin in 2015.

Updated: 10.12.2014 — 12:24