Architectural firm Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) and Allard Architecture, along with three other global firms, have unveiled their shortlisted proposals for ArtA, a cultural facility to be built on the edge of the Rhine in Arnhem, the Netherlands.
The other global firms include Japanese architect Kengo Kuma and NL Architects.
ArtA, previously known as The Arts Cluster, is part of a larger redevelopment project in Arnhem that aims to reconnect Arnhem city with its waterfront.
In addition, the cultural facility will bring together creative professionals, entrepreneurs, artists and visitors locally and regionally by housing the Museum Arnhem and the Focus Film Theater.
BIG said it proposed two programmes to be merged with a public Art Plaza to make the cultural hub a vibrant public building for art, public life, education and recreation.
In addition, BIG has proposed a simple building volume with two poles – the film theater facing the city and the art museum facing the river.
The city is expected to choose the winning proposal in March, with construction slated to begin in 2018.
Image: Aerial view of the proposal for the ArtA cultural hub. Photo courtesy of BIG.