Addressing the future, The Shed by Diller Scofidio in collaboration with Rockwell Group is meant to commission, produce, and present all types of arts: an exhibition in Berlin explains how.
As Diller Scofidio + Renfro’s first exhibition in Berlin, “Space On Demand” presents a rare preview of the studio’s methodology and innerworkings through the close examination of a single project, still under construction: The Shed. Conceived and designed by DS+R, in collaboration with Rockwell Group, and led by Founding Artistic Director and CEO Alex Poots, The Shed will be New York’s first multi-arts center designed to commission, produce, and present all types of performing arts, visual arts, and popular culture.
This dynamic snapshot of the project’s ongoing design process represents the studio’s most adventurous approach to rethinking cultural institutions. “Space On Demand” will feature physical artifacts, technical documentation, and ephemera key to realizing this project. Sited on the west side of Manhattan along the High Line at 30th Street, The Shed comprises an eight level base structure and a telescoping outer shell.
The base building holds two expansive, column-free galleries; a 500-seat black-box theater that can be subdivided into even more intimate spaces; event and rehearsal space; and a creative lab that will be provided free to early-career local artists. The telescoping outer shell can be deployed over the adjoining plaza to create a light, sound, and temperature-controlled hall that can serve an infinite variety of artists’ needs and uses, including as a theater seating 1,250 people or a standing audience of up to 3,000 people.
from 9 September to 19 October 2017 Diller Scofidio + Renfro. Space On Demand Aedes Architecture Forum
Christinenstr 18-19, Berlin