Director Josef Helfenstein tells Cite magazine’s Raj Mankad that the new campus plan architect David Chipperfield is developing for the Menil Collection won’t necessarily involve the demolition of the Richmont Square apartment complex at 1400 Richmond.
The blocks along Richmond could become more dense than the other parts of the campus and serve as a buffer. The Dan Flavin installation – it was the last big piece done while Dominique was still here and Flavin’s last commission before he died – could become a gateway to the North. I actually think, if we do things right, Richmond Hall could help us to eventually integrate commercial development that has high standards with the artistic program we have in mind.
- Chipperfield and the Menil Masterplan: An Interview with Josef Helfenstein [OffCite]
- Art Urbanism: Chipperfield and the Menil Master Plan (PDF) [Cite]
- What the New Collection of Menil Collections Might Look Like [Swamplot]
Photo of Richmond Hall and Richmont Square: Raj Mankad