This open international ideas competition is for a new, larger home for the museum of cartoon and comic art [MoCCA]. the museum was established in 2001 and currently is based in the soho area of manhattan in new york city.
The new museum will house the collection, office space, display galleries, classrooms, cafe, store, a theater, and a lecture hall. the design should take advantage of the highly visible site on the lower east side of manhattan with car traffic coming in across the williamsburg bridge and pedestrian traffic of the neighborhood. the site also allows for the building to be freestanding and take on a more experimental form rather than being forced into an infill condition. the building should be instrumental in displaying the museum’s holdings and fostering an environment which invites people to come in and engage screenings, lectures, and the archives. a series of flexible, modular gallery spaces is desired by the MoCCA in order to accomodate the diversity in scale and format of its collection.
$2500 in prizes will be awarded and the winning designs will be published on suckerPUNCH.
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