Diller Scofidio + Renfro‘s Creative Arts Center for the Brown University campus is slated for completion in 2010. The new 36,000 square foot center will include a 200 seat recital hall, 35mm screening facility, recording studio, multimedia lab, gallery space and large multi-purpose production studios.
More about the Arts Center and more images after the break.
Three uninterrupted floor plates provide spacious interiors for the center’s varying programmatic elements. A loft condition occurs as the major floor plates are cut along a sheer line and displaced in sections. The misalignment allows the spatial conditions to overlap and structurally, the placement allows the floors to interface two others, conjoined by a glass wall.
At the ground level of the center, the landscape is inclined toward the lobby entrance and partially descends along the rake of the recital hall. This space welcomes students and passersby, inviting all to enjoy an outdoor theatre.
As seen on designboom. Image courtesy of Diller Scofidio + Renfro.