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.
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