Scheduled to open in 2019 along the High Line at 30th Street in New York City, The Shed is an innovative building designed by architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with Rockwell Group. Its 200,000-square feet will house performance, visual art, and multi-disciplinary work.
As noted on the Diller Scofidio + Renfro website:
“The structure comprises two principal components: a six-level fixed building, and a telescoping outer shell that deploys over the adjoining plaza to provide a 120-foot-high, light-, sound- and temperature-controlled hall that can serve an infinite variety of needs and uses, including a theater seating 1,250. The fixed building includes two large scale column-free galleries comprising 25,000 square feet of museum-quality space; a 500-seat theater; event and rehearsal space; and a free lab for the creation of new work for early career artists in New York City.
The building is able to expand and contract by rolling the telescoping shell on rails. Through the use of conventional building systems for the fixed structure and adapting gantry crane technology to activate the outer shell, the institution is able accommodate large-scale indoor and open-air programming on demand.”
For additional information, check out The Shed.
Design and Construction Team
Structural Engineer: Thornton Tomasetti
Kinetic Systems Consultant: Hardesty & Hanover
MEP & Fire Protection Consultant: Jaros Baum & Bolles
Energy Modeling Consultant: Vidaris
Lighting Consultant: Tillotson Design Associates
Acoustics / Audio / Visual Consultant: Akustiks
Theatre Consultant: Fisher Dachs