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The new University of Iowa Visual Arts Building houses the university's School of Art and Art History and provides 126,000-square-feet
of loft-like space for the departments of ceramics, sculpture, metals,
photography, printmaking, and 3D multimedia. It also contains graduate student studios, faculty and staff studios and offices, and gallery
space. The building replaces an original 1936 arts building heavily damaged during the campus flood in 2008, as part of a FEMA project.
Its replacement is sited one foot above the 500-year flood line.
The new building is sited directly adjacent to Art Building West,
previously designed by the firm in 2006, and together they form the
campus's Arts Quad. Art Building West is horizontally porous and of
planar composition, while the Visual Arts Building is vertically porous
and volumetrically composed. The concrete building is clad in a stainless-steel perforated screen with blue-green weathering zinc panels
in complementary contrast to Art Building West's Cor-Ten exterior.
Natural light and ventilation are inserted into the deep floorplates via
multiple centers of light. Seven vertical cutouts pour natural light into
studio spaces, meeting the shifting floorplates of the building, creating
multiple balconies, outdoor meeting areas, and informal workspaces.
Glass partitions along the studio walls adjacent to the building's
open central forum encourage interaction between departments,
a prime objective of the building's design, and display studio activity between floors. Stairs open to landings with tables and chairs, and
others open onto lounge spaces with sofas, creating collective spaces
where students in all disciplines can congregate. Designed to achieve
a LEED Gold Certification, the building showcases numerous sustainable features and is the first building in the U.S. to incorporate radiant
floor heating with a bubble slab foundation. Its green roof acts as an
outdoor studio and space for all students, faculty, and visitors to gather.

Iwan Baan

STEVEN HOLL ARCHITECTS
IOWA CITY, IA

ARCHITECTURE HONOR

UNIVERSITY OF IOWA VISUAL ARTS BUILDING

Steven Holl Architects Design Team
Steven Holl, FAIA, Chris McVoy, AIA, Rychiee
Espinosa, JongSeo Lee, Garrick Ambrose, Filipe
Taboada, Christiane Deptolla, Garrett Ricciardi,
Christopher Rotman, Christina Yessios, Johanna
Muszbek, Yiqing Zhao, Bell Ying Yi Cai
Collaborators
BNIM Architects, Buro Happold, L'Observatoire
International, Transsolar, Design Engineers, WJ
Higgins & Co, Shive Hattery, The Sextant Group Inc.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Oculus - Summer 2017 Design Awards

Letter from the President
Introduction
Best in Competition
De Maria Pavilion
Main: East Side Lofts
INTERIORS Honor
The Met Breuer
PROJECTS Honor
Re-Envisioning Branch Libraries Design Study
The Gowanus Canal Sponge Park Pilot
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