On November 12th, Sara Lopergolo FAIA, Partner at Selldorf Architects spoke at The Association for Preservation Technology (APT) Detroit 2022 conference. “The Art and Life of Buildings: Two Case Studies, Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles and Luma Arles, France.” In her presentation Sara will discuss the firm’s approach to preservation of these two former industrial sites as they were transformed into new cultural centers, delivering new programmatic, sustainability and operational goals.
The Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden has announced the selection of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and Selldorf Architects (SOM |Selldorf) to jointly develop a modernization plan for the Museum’s interior and plaza. After nearly a half-century, the Hirshhorn will upgrade galleries and public spaces to respond to the changing needs of a public museum of modern and contemporary art with a larger and more diverse audience.
On September 2022, Vica by Annabelle Selldorf inaugurated its first brick-and-mortar setting for its furniture collection at 30 Bond Street in New York City’s NoHo neighborhood. The design, by Selldorf Architects, transforms an old storefront built in 1900 into a new collaborative concept uniting an art exhibition space for Palo Gallery and a showroom for Vica by Annabelle Selldorf. The 3,400 sf location is divided into two exhibition spaces, one that celebrates the distinctive white cube gallery space while the other embodies a European-style salon. This unique dual functionality offers the opportunity to discover Vica furniture in person for the first time and establishes a permanent location for Palo Gallery.
The National Gallery in London has released updated designs for the NG200 project. The design has continued to evolve to create a more welcoming and inclusive experience for visitors with a newly imagined public realm including a new “square within a square” in front of the Sainsbury Wing, along with bringing more light into the building with updated glazing and double height spaces. The project also includes updates to the Research Centre making it more visible and accessible. Selldorf is working on the project alongside Purcell, Vogt Landscape, Arup, Pentagram, L’Observatoire, Kaizen and Kendrick Hobbs.
Following a rigorous selection process the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) announced today that it has selected Selldorf Architects, Diamond Schmitt and Two Row Architect for the 50,000sf expansion to house their growing collection of global modern and contemporary art. The proposed site will connect to the 2008 Frank Gehry AGO expansion.
The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) in La Jolla reopens to the public on April 9th, after a $105 million renovation and expansion by Selldorf Architects. The expanded Museum increases the gallery space four-fold, with two levels of light-filled galleries, a public Art Park, and new seaside terraces offering dramatic views of the Pacific Coast.
On February 18, London’s National Gallery shared initial proposals for the NG200 project as it begins a phase of public consultation. Selldorf Architects was selected in July 2021 as lead of a multidisciplinary team to create a more welcoming and accessible National Gallery on the occasion of the upcoming 2024 bicentenary. Working alongside Purcell, Vogt Landscape and Arup, the scope includes remodeling parts of the Sainsbury Wing, the public realm, as well as a new Research Centre and Members House in the Wilkins Building. A revived, more open Sainsbury foyer will receive more natural light and offer views of Trafalgar Square and Westminster. The public realm concepts include a new public square in front of the Sainsbury Wing with planting and seating.
We’re very proud our design of Hauser & Wirth 22nd Street has earned an Honor Award for Architecture in the 2022 AIANY Design Awards! Announcing the award, the jury commended the power of the building in its ability to put art in a civic landscape through the operability of large windows at the ground and second levels, inviting the public realm into the building and vice versa for art to be seen within the context of the city.
Happy Holidays from Selldorf Architects! Pictured on our card this year is a construction photograph from a recent site visit to the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) in La Jolla, CA. The Selldorf-designed renovation and addition is set to open in April of 2022.
Frick Madison was named one of Architectural Digest’s Works of Wonder, a list of 20 of the best projects from around the world. Selldorf Architects closely collaborated with Xavier F. Salomon, Deputy Director & Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator, Aimee Ng, Curator and Stephen Saitas, Exhibition Designer. Frick Madison will be open to the public throughout the planned renovation of the Frick’s historic mansion on 70th Street.
We’re honored to announce Annabelle Selldorf and Selldorf Architects were included in this year’s AD100 Hall of Fame. It is a thrilling award and speaks to the incredible clients, collaborators and staff we’ve been fortunate to work with over the last three decades. We’re grateful to Amy Astley and Architectural Digest for this tremendous recognition and congratulate all the other inspiring and talented people on this year’s list!
52 Walker, David Zwirner’s new Tribeca exhibition space led by director Ebony L. Haynes, opened on October 28 with Kandis Williams’s “A Line,” an exhibition of video, collages and sculpture. The gallery, with original cast-iron columns, wood floor and tin ceiling, evokes the roughhewn, loft galleries in SoHo during the 70s and 80s. The gallery is two full floors, with the exhibition area on the ground level of the five-story, landmark building. Windows on the north and south allow natural light into the lower level, which consists of private offices and viewing rooms. The exhibition marks Williams’s first solo presentation in New York.