Carrying the day over the other finalists, among them Zaha Hadid, Rem Koolhaas, and Amanda Levete, the New York architect Steven Holl won Mumbai’s first international architecture competition for a public building. The bid was for the commission to enlarge the Mumbai City Museum. Also known as the Dr. Bahu Daji Lad Museum, the city’s oldest museum will have a new sculptural volume containing 11,500 square meters, with a design developed in collaboration with the local firm Opolis Architects. Starting with a simple geometry determined by the borders of the site, the white concrete structure partly wrapped with a stone skin of reddish tones is carved in large irregular shapes. Crowned by a roof garden, the museum’s new north wing includes – besides exhibition galleries – an interpretation center, a library and archives, a conservation center, a shop, and a café. A central pool connects the historical structures to the new extension, which is to open in 2015.
analyzes in each issue a theme related to a city, a country, a tendency or an
architect, with articles by leading specialists complemented by commentary on works
and projects illustrated in detail. Published bilingually, with Spanish and English
texts placed side by side.
covers current topics, taking stock of recent trends in set sections: cover story,
works and projects, art and culture, books, technique and innovation. From 2013
on, monthly and bilingual, with Spanish and English texts printed side by side.
is the third member of the AV family: a bilingual publication essentially focussed
on design projects (with special attention on competitions and construction details),
heretofore only laterally dealt with in the other two magazines.