critic: Herwig BAUMGARTNER
suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.
Morgan GARRARD & Jordan SQUIRES: This project explores a new typology for a preforming arts center as a tower, on The High line in New York. The program contains a front stage, center stage and outdoor theaters. The upper mass of the building is raised creating large open topography connected to The High line that steps down into the street and the outdoor theater.
The massive columns contain the vertical circulation and twist into the lobby spaces and eventually become the theaters. Because of the site’s unique qualities of having two ground datum, buildings on The High line often become object like. Therefore our proposal accepts these conditions and is to be read enormous a white box.
sP: What or who influenced this project?
MG & JS: Amit Wolf, Marcel Breuer, Lebbeus Woods, Jonah Rowen, Neil Denari, Eric Owen Moss.
sP: What were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?
MG & JS: A Thousand Plateaus (Deleuze), American Cool (Dave Hickey), Towards a New Architecture (Kipnis), The Crystal Chain.
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