International Center Of Photography (ICP) in New York opened in its new $ 60 million four-story home. The building is part of the Essex Crossing Multifunctional Complex on the Lower East Side.
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Designed by Gensler, the new building is the fourth home of the International Center for Photography since it was founded in 1974 by photographer Cornell Capa. This is the largest of the sites – over 3,700 sq. meters, there are exhibition spaces and the ICP school, which has 3,500 students from 33 different countries. “Combining the exhibition space with the energy of the school and its students has become one of the main innovations,” says Mark Lubel, executive director of the center. “Exhibitions will be built into the curriculum, and students, with their voices, will draw attention to specific issues and have a greater impact on shaping the program.” The new building has a place for galleries (they are allocated more than 960 square meters. Meters), media laboratories, classrooms, developing rooms, filming studios, a shop, a cafe, a library and a hall for public events. The spectacular glass façade makes the galleries visible from the street.