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Alice Tully Hall Lincoln Center / Diller Scofidio + Renfro

  • 01:00 - 22 June, 2009
Alice Tully Hall Lincoln Center / Diller Scofidio + Renfro
Alice Tully Hall Lincoln Center / Diller Scofidio + Renfro, ©  Iwan Baan
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  • Design Team

    Ove Arup & Partners (structural, mechanical, electrical & plumbing engineers), Fisher Dachs Associates (theatrical design), JaffeHolden Acoustics (acoustic design), RA Heintges Architects Consultants (curtain wall design), L’Observatoire International, Inc. (lighting design), 2 x 4, Inc. (graphic design), Scharff Weisberg (audio visual design), Jerome Gillman (code consulting and expediting), Shen Milsom Wilke (tele/data design), CSI (specification and writing), Poltrana Frau (seating manufacturer)
  • Construction Manager

    Turner Construction Company
  • Original Architect

    Pietro Belluschi (also original architect of The Juilliard School)
  • Opening Night

    September 11, 1969
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From the architect. The re-design is intended to transform the venue from a good multi-purpose hall into a premiere chamber music venue with street identity and upgraded functionality for all performance needs. Tucked under The Juilliard School, the opaque base of Pietro Belluschi’s building is stripped away to reveal the hall’s outer shell.

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Campus Diagram
Campus Diagram

The sloped underside of Juilliard’s expansion serves as the canopy framing the hall, its expanded lobby and box office. A shear one-way cable net glass façade puts the hall on display. The liner of African moabi is tailored around all existing hall features and new programmatic elements to eliminate visual noise and illumination emerges from the wood skin the way a bioluminescent marine organism exudes an internal glow.

©  Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan
Plaza Level Plan
Plaza Level Plan

A percentage of the wood liner is constructed of translucent custom-molded resin panels surfaced in veneer to match and blend seamlessly with the wood, binding the house and stage with light. Like the raising of a chandelier or the parting of a curtain signaling the start of performance, the blush will be part of the performance choreography: a hush will fall in the seconds of transition from distraction to attention when the blushing walls become the first performer.

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© Iwan Baan
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© Iwan Baan
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