AD Interviews: Steven Holl, Museum of Ocean and Surf

A preview of the interview we did with Steven Holl. In this part he describes the recently opened Museum of Ocean and Surf in Biarritz, France.

The design by Steven Holl Architects in collaboration with Solange Fabiao is the winning scheme from an international competition that included the offices of Enric Miralles/Benedetta TagliabueBrochet Lajus PueyoBernard Tschumi and Jean-Michel Willmotte.

Stay tuned for the full interview!

Photos by FG+SG Fernando Guerra and Sergio Guerra.

Cite: Basulto, David. "AD Interviews: Steven Holl, Museum of Ocean and Surf" 05 Oct 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 22 May 2015. <>
  • ComCiência

    Actually, the winning project for the international competition was EMBT’s … but Biarritz mayor after giving the 1st prize to Tagliabue has chosen Holl’s project …

  • auto

    jesus, I don’t have to worry about my uni project so much… we’re doing something similar but my concept is stronger than Holls cup!

  • Krisjon Svanberg Architects

    Steven Holls museum of ocean and surf exemplifies concretes plastic qualities which
    allows this stone-like building material’s
    ability to show “frozen motion”.