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

Lincoln Center and its facelift reflect the place’s history: 17 blocks of occupied tenements were torn down to build the altar of high culture in the 1950s. The original design sheltered the center from its still ostensibly dicey environment. Ouroussoff faults Diller Scofidio & Renfro for “a surprising insensitivity to the way bodies flow through space” that may simply be the continuation of a problem in the compound’s DNA. The cultural institutions housed in Lincoln Center also failed to agree on a vision for the redesign, limiting the architects to small-scale changes in the plaza spaces and reflecting pool.

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  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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