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Diller Scofidio + Renfro's Grass Roofed Hypar Pavilion Wins AIA New York Chapter’s Architecture Award

by , 03/02/11

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The sloping 7200 sq ft green lawn and restaurant are located in between the reflecting pool and the north end of the Plaza. The dual purpose space serves as an area for picnickers and people watchers while also housing a high end two story restaurant that can serve around 200 people. Elizabeth Diller, who led the project, said, “Hypar Pavilion’s moment of invention came when we discovered how to design a destination restaurant without consuming public space on the Lincoln Center campus. The green roof became a new kind of interface between public and private, with an occupiable twisting grass canopy over a glass pavilion restaurant.”

Chef Jonathan Benno, formerly of Per Se, dishes up contemporary Italian cuisine in three separate dining areas plus a bar. High points of the roof on the NW and SE corners allow for tall glass facades to let diners enjoy the sites of the Lincoln Center while they eat. The parabolic ceiling is paneled in polished mahogany and dramatically radiates to the edges of the room.

Reviews are still coming for the restaurant, but it seems like an amazing place to take in the sights, admire architecture, get a bit of culture and have a good meal.

+ Lincoln Ristorante

+ Diller Scofidio + Renfro

Via Fast Co.Design

Images © Iwan Baan

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  1. herman miller santa rosa March 2, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    The green roof looks like something out of a movie. Great location for a pick-nic! trope group

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