Proposals for a major arts project in Arnhem, the Netherlands were recently released. The four teams in the design competition were tasked with developing a concept that would merge two existing arts venues, Museum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem (Museum of Modern Art Arnhem) and Focus Filmtheater Arnhem, under one roof in a new structure near the Rhine river.

The four teams that submitted proposals were Bjarke Ingels Group, based in Copenhagen and New York, and Amsterdam's Allard Architecture; Amsterdam's NL Architects; Tokyo's Kengo Kuma & Associates; and New York's SO-IL with Amsterdam-based Architectuurstudio HH and ABT. Rem Koolhaas's Office for Metropolitan Architecture was also on the initial shortlist, but pulled out of the competition last month.

The public comment period runs through March 9, and the competition jury will make a decision in the spring. The $43 million project, now named ArtA, is expected to open in 2018.

Bjarke Ingels Group and Allard Architecture

Credit: Bjarke Ingels Group and Allard Architecture


Credit: Bjarke Ingels Group and Allard Architecture


Credit: Bjarke Ingels Group and Allard Architecture


NL Architects

Credit: NL Architects


Credit: NL Architects


Credit: NL Architects


Kengo Kuma & Associates

Credit: Kengo Kuma & Associates


Credit: Kengo Kuma & Associates


Credit: Kengo Kuma & Associates


SO-IL, Architectuurstudio HH, and ABT

Credit: SO-IL, Architectuurstudio HH, and ABT


Credit: SO-IL, Architectuurstudio HH, and ABT


Credit: SO-IL, Architectuurstudio HH, and ABT


View more details and images of the proposals in ARCHITECT's Project Gallery.