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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Museum of Cartoon and Comic Art in Suite 401, New York by Volkan Alkanoglu Architectural Design

April 30th, 2011 by Sumit Singhal

Volkan Alkanoglu has been awarded a prestigious 1st Prize in the International Architectural Ideas Competition for the Museum of Cartoon and Comic Art [MoCCA] in New York City. The competition drew over 100 worldwide entries and asked for unique and innovative architectural proposals for a new MoCCA Museum building which was established in 2001 and is currently based in the Soho area in New York City.



Comic and Cartoon Art, from its early stages to the sophistication of this Century, has been of remarkable importance in cultural history. The MoCCA Museum in New York is a representative of this legacy and its unpredictable, but assuredly rich, future. The project, a 50,000 sf building situated in the Lower East Site of Manahattan is designed to serve as a 21st-Century museum, becoming a place that celebrates the notion of containment and the display of beauty, vision, history, polemics and, above all, possibility. The building assumes an elegant, sculptural presence on its site and reflects to the illustrious lights of New York City. The MoCCA Museum will be a state-of-the-art museum that will also become a social, cultural and economically generative architecture and a catalyst for thought and provocation in the amazing world of Comic and Cartoon Art. The Open International Ideas Competition for the Museum was hosted by suckerPunch and MoCCA.


About Volkan Alkanoglu
Volkan Alkanoglu is a designer based in Los Angeles whose innovative work and academic contributions have received international recognition. Since entering practice, he has contributed to building and research in the field of architectural design and sustainable projects and received awards and recognition for visionary building design, master planning, product design and sustainable environments. His practice is currently involved in several multi-disciplinary projects. His research and design work has been exhibited at several institutions including the Royal Academy of Arts in London and has been featured in many international publications. Volkan Alkanoglu has collaborated as a Designer and Architect in architectural practices in Germany, United Kingdom, and the US. He is currently serving as Design Faculty at SCI-Arc, Southern California Institute of Architecture. Volkan Alkanoglu is a registered Architect with the AKNW in Germany, Architects Registration Board in the UK and a LEED Accredited Professional. /


About MoCCA
“It is the mission of the museum to promote the understanding and appreciation of comic and cartoon art as well as to detail and discuss the artistic, cultural, and historical impact of what is the world’s most popular art form. Comics and cartoons have been instrumental in effecting significant dialogue on issues involving society, culture, philosophy, and politics. History has shown them to be instrumental in documenting–and interpreting–historic events and social change. Artistically, comic and cartoon art is created at the highest levels by some of the world’s finest graphic illustrators.The main goal of the museum is to educate the public about comic and cartoon art, how it is crafted, and how it reflects history.” /


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