This just in from Diller Scofidio + Renfro. The firm has recently completed an installation at Lincoln Center that will serve as the primary entrance for over seventy fashion events taking place this week . The dramatically hovering volume of 50 ft seems to float without support above the Lincoln Center plaza. Constructed to mirror the travertine cladding of the Center, the canopy is a fabric structure that wraps about a structural support system. Yet, the effect of walking under a seemingly travertine volume is completely breath-taking and leaves people marveling at its construction. Only when the viewer sees the fabric gently cascading about the bottom of the installation does its flexibility become apparent.
More images from our friend, architectural photographer Iwan Baan.
“As Lincoln Center’s designers, we wanted to create an appropriate interface between the cultural campus and fashion; something that respected the design language of the buildings while giving fashion a public face,” commented Diller Scofidio + Renfro principal Elizabeth Diller on design intentions for the project.
DS + R has completely taken the center under its wing, as the firm has redesigned Alice Tully Hall and added a cool technological surface to the front, renovated The Juilliard School, constructed the Hypar Roof Lawn and the Lincoln Restaurant (which opens later this month). And, this present installation will remain until September 16th – so just a few more days left to see it!
The project is led by principals Elizabeth Diller, Ricardo Scofidio and Charles Renfro with project leaders Matthew Johnson and Donald Shillingburg. The installation is made possible by the generous support of Lincoln Center.