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Nearly three years after Garage Museum of Contemporary Art founder Dasha Zhukova and architect Rem Koolhaas first revealed designs for the Moscow museum’s new building in Gorky Park, Garage has announced that its new home will open on June 12.

When Zhukova first opened the institution circa 2008 as the Garage Center for Contemporary Culture, the art center was housed in the 1926 Bakhmetevsky Bus Garage, an icon of Russian avant-garde architecture designed by Konstantin Melnikov and Vladimir Shukhov. In 2012, the museum announced it would be relocating to the city center, and commissioned Shigeru Ban (this year’s Pritzker Prize laureate) to construct a temporary cardboard pavilion in Gorky Park while Koolhaas and his Rotterdam-based firm OMA worked on the museum’s nearby permanent home.

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Friday, 23 January 2015 10:41

Prada's Art Foundation will Open in Milan in May

Prada's art foundation has announced its new venue by OMA's research arm AMO will open this May, featuring a bar designed by film director Wes Anderson.

Scheduled to welcome visitors on May 9, the Fondazione Prada will be located on a Milanese industrial site at Largo Isarco – south of Milan's city center and away from the brand's headquarters.

Led by Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas and first revealed in 2008, AMO's design includes 11,000 square meters of exhibition space intended to "expand the repertoire of spatial typologies in which art can be exhibited and shared with the public."

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Fondazione Prada, an Italian institution dedicated to contemporary art and culture, will unveil its expanded headquarters in Milan in May 2015. Established by the fashion power couple Miuccia Prada and Patrizio Bertelli in 1993, Fondazione Prada focuses on art, cinema, design, architecture, and philosophy. Instead of exhibiting studio work, the foundation helps artists produce site-specific projects that they have always dreamed of constructing. Fondazione Prada has organized exhibitions with a swath of celebrated artists, including Anish Kapoor, Dan Flavin, Louise Bourgeois, John Baldessari, and Walter de Maria.

Fondazione Prada has selected OMA, the firm co-founded by the Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas, to helm the expansion project, which will turn a former industrial complex from the early twentieth-century into Milan’s largest contemporary art gallery.

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Steven Holl Architects has been selected to design a new extension to one of India’s oldest museums, the Mumbai City Museum, also known as the Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum. Selected over OMA, Studio Mumbai Architecture, Zaha Hadid and four others, Holl is now the first architect ever to be chosen through an international competition to design a public building in Mumbai.

“The winning design was distinctive for its sculptural and calligraphic qualities,” stated the official press release. “It proposes a simple volume, which is enlivened by deep subtracting cuts, creating dramatic effects of light and shade. Its central feature is a reflecting pool in a new garden courtyard between the old and new buildings. The scheme will establish a cultural campus around the Museum in this growing district within Mumbai.”

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A new arts center will make its Miami Beach debut at 32nd Street and Collins Avenue in December 2015. Founded by Alan Faena, an Argentine hotelier and real estate developer, the 50,000-square-foot Faena Forum will be dedicated to the development of the area’s cultural programming, including the arts, urbanism, politics, science, and technology.

Designed by Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas and his firm OMA (The Office for Metropolitan Architecture), the center will be a partner institution to Argentina’s Faena Arts Center Buenos Aires. Ximena Caminos, the executive director of the Faena Arts Center Buenos Aires, will work with an advisory committee of arts professionals to fine-tune the Faena Forum’s mission and develop programs that will help it reach its goal of fostering dialogue about Latin American cultural practices in the United States.

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