new york's lisson gallery set to open beneath the high line
 
new york's lisson gallery set to open beneath the high line new york's lisson gallery set to open beneath the high line
apr 29, 2016

new york's lisson gallery set to open beneath the high line

designed by studioMDA and studio christian wassmann, new york’s lisson gallery is set to open within a building housed beneath the city’s elevated high line park. connecting 24th to 23rd street, the new structure totals 8,500 square feet, offering 4,500 square feet of gallery and 4,000 square feet of offices, viewing space, and storage. the site has been constructed around the foundational elements of the high line and the existing park structure, with polished concrete floors and natural light provided by two large skylights on either side of the main exhibition hall. the volume allows for 16-foot ceilings and two large, undisturbed display walls. the south portion of the building accommodates a private project space, offices, and art handling areas. façades are cast in exposed white concrete, highlighting the entrance at 504 west 24th street, where the high line serves as a canopy.

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all images by jason schmidt / courtesy of lisson gallery

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the elevated park serves as a canopy above the structure

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natural light is provided by two large skylights

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the space allows for 16-foot ceilings and two large display walls

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polished concrete floors extend throughout the scheme

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the project was designed by studioMDA and studio christian wassmann

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the space has been constructed around the foundational elements of the high line

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the south portion of the building accommodates a private project space and various offices

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looking back towards the gallery’s entrance

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external façades are cast in exposed white concrete

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