Construction begins on Diller Scofidio + Renfro and the Rockwell Group’s “shape-shifting“ arts center in Manhattan

Rendering of “The Shed” arts center, designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro and the Rockwell Group. Image credit: Rockwell Group, via globalconstructionreview.com.

Rendering of “The Shed” arts center, designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro and the Rockwell Group. Image credit: Rockwell Group, via globalconstructionreview.com.

[Dubbed “The Shed”,] The 18,500 square metre venue has six storeys and can “accommodate the broadest range of performance, visual art, music, and multi-disciplinary work”. A cultural centre will be encased in a 34m-high outer shell that can slide on rails to double the ground space. The building includes two large-scale column-free galleries comprising 2,320 square metres of museum-quality space, a 500-seat theater and event and rehearsal spaces. [Completion is due] in 2019.globalconstructionreview.com

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