OPEN is proud to announce that the UCCA Dune Art Museum has been named 2019’s Cultural Building of the Year by the ArchDaily Building of the Year Awards! Organized by ArchDaily, this peer-based architectural award—the largest of its kind—recognizes inspiring buildings which advance architecture as a discipline. From the 4,000 projects which were entered into this year’s awards, the Dune Art Museum was selected as the winner of the award’s Cultural Building category through a democratic voting process in which over 80,000 readers participated.
OPEN’s latest project, TANK Shanghai, will open to the public on March 23rd. Located in Shanghai’s West Bund, the project transforms an abandoned airport into a vibrant urban art park woven around five decommissioned oil tanks. OPEN's design reinvents these industrial relics as galleries and other spaces for contemporary art and culture.
OPEN’s Chapel of Sound, a unique semi-outdoor concert hall in northern China, has been awarded a Citation in the 66th annual Progressive Architecture (P/A) Awards. One of the foremost accolades for creative practice in North America, the P/A Awards recognize and celebrate innovative ongoing work, contractually scheduled to be built, whose design excellence promotes new thinking in the field of architecture.