The AIA has announced the 2013 AIA New York Award Winners.
Located at one of the most transit-accessible sites in the city, it is home to the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets, along with being a venue for concerts, conventions and other world-class events.
Jay-Z, a part-owner of the Nets, will open the complex by performing a series of concerts beginning on September 28.
Francis Dzikowski’s photographs of LCT3 by H3 Hardy Collaboration Archtiecture are on the radio – at NPR.com. The images support the web version of Jeff Lunden’s piece titled In New York, Two Big Arts Institutions Go Small. You can listen to the story at All Things Considered.
The LCT3 Theater, looking to expand to a younger demographic, hired Hugh Hardy to design a new theater. The 112-seat Claire Tow Theater is housed in a two-story structure built on a steel truss that straddles the roof of the Vivian Beaumont Theater designed by Eero Sarinen. The interior is warm and inviting — reddish orange seats, surrounded by walnut paneling. But perhaps more striking is the view outside the auditorium — a spectacular vista of Lincoln Center and the surrounding neighborhood. The design also maintains the integrity of the original structure, effectively hiding on the roof, when in the outdoor plaza.
There is an earlier EstoNews post about a Vanity Fair article on the theater.
And, the story is listed at ArchNewsNow. Have a listen!
Designed by Frank Gehry, the complex houses new theatres, rehearsal studios, offices, a café and bookstore. In all three theatres, plywood is used to create distinctive walls with a craftsman finish. In its new home, the company continues it’s world-renowned, award-winning programs and productions. And best of all, tickets are $25 each.
We recently got this note from Francis Dzikowski:
“Dana Meilijson, a photographer who often works with me, took this photograph while on the roof of Julliard photographing H3′s new LCT3 Theater.”
And, you can see Francis’ most recent portfolio here.
The new theater is an addition that sits atop the original Eero Saarinen building:
the only place that really made sense for it was on the roof of the existing building, set back so that it doesn’t disturb Saarinen’s enormous floating bar of travertine. You can see the addition if you enter the plaza from the east, but it disappears as you approach the Vivian Beaumont; the façade is still intact. And when you can see Hardy’s addition, it is a pleasing and deferential counterpoint to the original building: a smaller box on top of Saarinen’s bigger box.
Francis Dzikowski photographed the new project for the architects, more of these images are at EstoStock. In 1965, Ezra Stoller photographed the original project , those images can be seen at EstoStock as well.
And range of Francis’ recent work can be seen in his online portfolio.
The TimeOut listing includes upcoming events and information for visiting Carnegie Hall.
If you aren’t heading to a performance, you can see more images of the renovation at EstoStock.
And, you can have a look at Jeff”s most recent portfolio.
In the post, Kritiana Ross writes that:
H3 has transformed the lower half of a building designed for Off Broadway theaters into the permanent home for the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, the country’s premier chamber orchestra.
The DiMenna Center is the city’s first subsidized rental rehearsal and recording center for the classical music community. The program includes nine rehearsal rooms of various sizes, a music library, listening rooms, offices on a high floor with lots of light, lobby and lounge areas.
The new spaces, acoustically designed in varying sizes and shapes, eliminate outside noise within the multi-story building. The project is anticipating a LEED-Cl Platinum rating.
EstoStock has the complete catalog of images for the project.
More of Francis’ work can be seen in his most recent portfolio.
Albert Vecerka’s images of the Rockwell Group’s Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center at Lincoln Center are featured in the September issue of Architectural Record, “Record Interiors 2011″.
The theater is largely framed by the surrounding Lincoln Center buildings.
Albert’s images show the street facade at 66th Street, the lobby and restaurants as well as the three theaters.
See the gallery of Albert’s images and read the full Architectural Record article here.