Competition Entry: Moscow’s National Centre for Contemporary Arts / WAI Think Tank

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Reaching the second stage of the international competition to design Russia’s National Centre for Contemporary Arts (NCCA)which was won by Heneghan Peng Architects, WAI Think Tank put forth a proposal that projects the NCCA as not just a center “for the creation, study, and support of contemporary art in Russia” but also “a building as manifesto.” WAI Think Tank focused on giving a flexible autonomy to the enclosed and external spaces, designing the galleries as extensions of the city, in an attempt to design “the first archetype of Museum as City.”

Vertical Omotesando / Wai Think Tank

Wai Think Tank have shared with us their proposal for the Fashion Museum Competition in Omotesando Street in Tokyo, . The challenge consisted in designing a 100 meters high tower-museum, containing exhibition areas of 20th century fashion history and becoming a landmark for Tokyo.

See more images and architect’s description after the break.