COOP HIMMEL(B)LAU completes work on the Museum of Contemporary Art & Planning Exhibition in Shenzhen
COOP HIMMELB(L)AU has completed work on the Museum of Contemporary Art & Planning Exhibition (MOCAPE), a major new cultural center in the Futian Cultural District of Shenzhen. The “monolithic” structure houses two separate institutions, the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Planning... View full entry
Coop Himmelb(l)au compares campus redesign of the University of Applied Arts Vienna to a "prison courtyard"
After the University of Applied Arts Vienna chose a winner for its campus redesign competition in 2012, the proposal is just now being made a reality—much to the disappointment of another prominent Viennese institution, Coop Himmelb(l)au.The University selected Riepl Kaufmann Bammer... View full entry
The NYT takes a closer look at Coop Himmelb(l)au's new Confluence Museum in Lyon
This fall, the French cultural season opened with the private Vuitton Foundation museum in Paris, a rarefied environment for a select collection of contemporary art, by Frank Gehry. At the other end of the cultural spectrum, France’s second largest metropolitan area, Lyon — arguably Paris’s historic rival, the Chicago to New York — just inaugurated the equally large and prepossessing Confluence Museum (the Musée des Confluences).
Wolf D. Prix reflects on Raimund Abraham, as both friend and visionary
Wolf D. Prix of Coop Himmelb(l)au gave the 4th annual Raimund Abraham memorial lecture this past Wednesday night at SCI-Arc, honoring Abraham with a congenial discussion of his friend and peer’s work. When Prix first started Coop Himmelb(l)au over 45 years ago, Abraham served as a strong... View full entry