Diller Scofidio + Renfro gives Fashion a public face at Lincoln Center Print
Thursday, 23 September 2010 00:00

DSR_Fashion_IwanBaan_03On the 13th of September, Diller Scofidio + Renfro  completed an installation that served as the primary entrance for over seventy fashion events taking place all that week at Lincoln Center.

The entrance to the tents is covered by a 50 foot tall canopy that seemingly hovers without support above the Lincoln Center plaza.

The canopy treated the ubiquitous travertine cladding of Lincoln Center as a literal and metaphorical fabric; the color and texture of travertine have been turned into a print on a soft material that wraps a structural support system, producing the surreal experience of walking underneath a free-floating travertine volume supported by air.

The malleability of the travertine fabric became apparent as it draped towards the ground as a dress worn by an animatronic female figure. The travertine fabric stretched as the torso rotates. As the travertine dress touched the ground, its shape took on the contours of the entrance ramp and stairs.

All photographs Copyright Iwan Baan

 

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DSR_Fashion_IwanBaan_02“As Lincoln Center’s designers, we wanted to create an appropriate interface between the cultural campus and fashion; something that respected the design language of the buildings while giving fashion a public face,” commented Diller Scofidio + Renfro principal Elizabeth Diller on design intentions for the project.

Diller Scofidio + Renfro ’s recently completed renovation of the Public Spaces at Lincoln Center was also on display last Tuesday, as the Josie Robertson Plaza and Plaza Fountain played host to “Fashion’s Night Out: The Show”, an outdoor runway event produced by Vogue and the CFDA which was billed as the biggest catwalk in New York.

Other projects by Diller Scofidio + Renfro at Lincoln Center include the redesign of Alice Tully Hall, the renovation and expansion of The Juilliard School, the Hypar Roof Lawn, and the Lincoln Restaurant which opens later this month.

Diller Scofidio + Renfro ’s installation remained at Lincoln Center through September 16th

The project was led by principals Elizabeth Diller, Ricardo Scofidio and Charles Renfro with project leaders Matthew Johnson and Donald Shillingburg.

The installation was made possible by the generous support of Lincoln Center.


Last Updated on Thursday, 23 September 2010 04:51