After the Kyoto government held an open call for urbanisation project ideas, art collective teamLab submitted a proposal to design a space near Kyoto Station. Their design has been officially accepted, meaning Kyoto could soon be getting a permanent teamLab building in the heart of the city.
While details on when the project will be completed have yet to be announced, it has been confirmed that the facility will feature four sections to engage the local community: a museum, gallery, a café and ‘citizen’s space’.
The exciting new venue will be designed to engage visitors, with public exhibitions and classes led by artists from around the world, but will also serve as a space for students of the Kyoto City University of Arts to showcase their experimental works.
In teamLab's museum, hundreds of projectors, sensors, moving lights and computers will be installed on a larger scale than their other exhibits around the world, and the café will also feature a giant digital artwork. As for the gallery, teamLab is under negotiation to collaborate with a top contemporary art museum to use the space to feature the works of renowned artists as well as local Kyoto residents.
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