THE SHED(11 articles)
the shed, a telescopic, adaptable structure by DS+R in collaboration with rockwell group, opened to the public in april 2019 in new york city's hudson yards. it is best known for its inflatable, translucent shell and its ability to physically transform to changes in program.
the scheme comprises two floors of expansive galleries, the versatile 500-seat griffin theater, and the mccourt, a multi-use hall for large-scale performances, installations, and events. a rehearsal space, lab for local artists, and event space are located in the tisch skylights on the top floor.
when deployed, the shed’s telescoping outer shell creates the mccourt, a lofty, 17,000 square-foot gallery with conditioned light, sound, and temperature. the space can host an audience of nearly 1,250 seated or over 2,000 standing. large operable doors to the north and east transform the mccourt into an open-air pavilion. when the translucent shell is nested over the base building, the resulting 20,000-square-foot exterior plaza offers open public space with room for outdoor exhibitions and events.