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Diller Scofidio & Renfro's Lincoln Center Grassy Remodel Opens To Public

by , 07/09/10

Lincoln Center, sustainable design, green building, sustainable architecture, Diller Scofidio & Renfro, green renovation, Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Lawn

The 7,203-square-foot lawn, called the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Lawn, isn’t a garden for the people — it’s an elevated island of turf. But it will bring in a stream of New Yorkers who might not otherwise patronize Lincoln Center, giving them a rare opportunity to enjoy grass and sun in the concrete jungle. The lawn curves upward at the edges, allowing climbers a brief moment to forget the city completely. The lawn is a first step towards greener urbanism taking root in the epicenter of Robert Moses’s mid-20th-century vision.

The new space will be open to the public from 7 a.m. to midnight, April through November.

+ Diller Scofidio & Renfro

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2 Comments

  1. Mexico Unveils Gigantic... August 9, 2010 at 6:24 pm

    [...] It seats 45,000 and tucks away 8,500 parking spaces under the hillside, which will be open as public parkland when there’s no match on. (As grass and trees grow in, it will be a little more appealing [...]

  2. Elsie St. Leger July 9, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    After visiting Berlin’s Cultural Forum, I have a newfound appreciation for Lincoln Center. Although it was first meant as an island of culture in an urban jungle, little by little it has claimed its place in the urban grid. Diller Scofidio & Renfro are working within the tight parameters the Lincoln Center often presents to its partners and the public. And in true New York style, the design firm has made a green mountain out of a disjointed molehill. Good job.

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