New York, New York
Diller, Scofidio & Renfro/Fox + Fowle
New York, New York USA
Constructability review of all facade elements, schedule analysis of hybrid glazing systems.
This New York landmark complex is undergoing a transformation to meet the future needs of artists and patrons. The new design incorporates dramatic architectural features including a highly transparent lobby for the expanded Alice Tully Hall. The system selected by the architectural team is comprised of a cable net system utilizing tensioned steel cables that support the glazing nodes with very little exposed metal elements on the exterior surface. The plaza features a high span, all glass enclosed restaurant. The high span glass system includes cantilevered laminated low iron glass fins and unencumbered sightlines. The new expanded Julliard School facade will embrace some of the same material including travertine stone cladding and incorporate modern massing and scale to the elevation. The new additions to the facade meld well with the venerable existing design while providing a fresh new zeal to this cultural complex.