1st PLACE – $1200
suckerPUNCH: describe your project.
volkan ALKANOGLU : Comic and Cartoon Art, from its early stages to the sophistication of this current Century, has been of remarkable importance in cultural history. The MOCCA Museum in New York is a representative of this legacy and its unpredictable, but assuredly rich, future.
The projectis designed to serve as a 21st-Century museum, becoming a place that celebrates the notion of containment and the display of beauty, vision, history, polemics and, above all, possibility.
The building assumes an elegant, sculptural presence on its site and reflects to the illustrious lights of New York City. The MOCCA Museum will be a state-of-the-art museum that will also become a social, cultural and economically generative architecture and a catalyst for thought and provocation in the amazing world of Comic and Cartoon Art.
sP: what or who influenced this project?
vA: Jan Kaplicky
Sir Peter Cook
sP: what were you reading while developing this project?
sP: whose work is currently on your radar?
vA: LASSA (Theo Lalis Sarantoglou & Dora Sweijd)
David Tajchman Architectures
NaJa&deOstos (Nannette Jackowski & Ricardo de Ostos)
anOtherArchitect (Daniel Dendra)
Studio Bonner (Jennifer Bonner)
julia KOERNER: Since this is an ideas competition, I think this projects shows the most potential for a new type of a museum for comic and cartoon arts. Its giving the visitor the possibilities to explore interesting mashine like spaces and the feeling to be in the interior of a giant robot, makes this project exiting. Especially the diagrammatic section shows an interesting relation of the ground floor with the clear organic figure and the uppor floor in the box sheltering the continouing figure. This juxtaposition creates an interesting positive-negative, interior-extirior relationship.
alexander PINCUS: Sensous, mysterious and compelling both in presentation and design.
peter ZUSPAN: While burdened with cryptically graphic overproduction and privileging a seemingly sinister late sci-fi side of the genre that may be a little too one-sided, I appreciate the basic section of the building: the combination of the playful sculptural treatment of the underside with the stoic cantilevered gallery spaces. I also enjoy the idea of black as a triumphant alternative to the white box…a monochromaticism that can present just as stable a backdrop to what is hopefully an exuberantly eclectic and colorful collection.
brennan BUCK: The board is tough to decipher, but there is just barely enough information to make it out as an actual building proposal. It’s a compelling one, not just graphically. The spaces have a dynamism that fits the program, even as they are squashed by the gallery box above. The plan looks workable, even if the exploded drawings are opaque.