markus miessen & nOffice, performa hub, performa 09 biennial headquarters courtesy of nOffice and performa

presented by performa, performa hub is a special project located in the new cooper union building in new york’s bowery district. the performa hub was set up to serve as performa’s headquarters during their biennale and was specially designed by berlin-based nOffice. the project will serve duty as the press office, meeting room and a venue for special events. the design consists of an odd shaped room that serves multi-functions simultaneously. the walls have been clad in plywood panels, many of which have windows or alcoves hidden behind them for use during special activities. there is also an amphitheatre made of stepped wooden levels. the performa biennale runs until november 22.

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performa hubmarkus miessen & nOffice, performa hub, performa 09 biennial headquarters courtesy of nOffice and performa

performa hubmarkus miessen & nOffice, performa hub, performa 09 biennial headquarters courtesy of nOffice and performa

performa hubmarkus miessen & nOffice, performa hub, performa 09 biennial headquarters courtesy of nOffice and performa

performa hubmarkus miessen & nOffice, performa hub, performa 09 biennial headquarters courtesy of nOffice and performa