red hook center for the arts
academy of american poets
digital water i-pavilion
project: Latimer Gardens Community Center
location: Queens, NY
client: New York City Housing Authority
size: 4,250 s.f. of new construction, 2,500 s.f. of renovation
date: 2001 - present
contact: David Burney, New York City Housing Authority
Waveline is a 5,000 square foot multi-purpose theatre adjacent to an existing community center in Queens, New York. The roof, the principal design feature of the new building, is a bent plane running east-west and resting on columns. It will be visible from the 10-story high housing blocks surrounding it and was designed as a sculptural shape with standing seam stainless steel cladding. The roof shape is also a direct response to acoustic studies, developing optimal sound projections for theatrical productions in the space.
Within a 90' x 50' site footprint we designed a structure that is as large as possible to accommodate theatrical productions. The eastern edge of the new building accommodates a stage.
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