Diller + Scofidio has unveiled its plans for Boston's new 6,200m 2Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA).The scheme - located on the city's Fan Pier waterfront - will provide 1,800m 2of exhibition space, education facilities and a centre for public performances.
The four-storey building will have both permanent and temporary galleries that will triple the size of the current facilities. This exhibition space will cantilever over the harbour-side walkway, providing a shelter below. A 530m 2theatre will be located on the lower levels of the building with glass walls also facing the harbour, providing an unusual theatrical backdrop. The ICA design is included in the 'Next' exhibition, at the Venice Biennale which opens on 8 September.