The project adds management offices, a 75-person cabaret, and a 540-person reception center to the existing theatre, itself a conversion of the Philip Johnson Theaterama of the 1960 World’s Fair. The curving form of the cabaret and the cylindrical structure of the reception center complement the circular geometry of the original round building and the 1991 tower additions.
The transparent curtain wall, curving sunscreens, and spherical acoustical ceiling result in a dramatic point of entry to the world of the performance and to view of the phantasmagoric remains of old Fair dreams.
L'Observatoire International provided the lighting design of the interior, lobby and exterior of the theater building.
|Location||Queens, New York, USA|
Caples Jefferson Architects PC
|Client||City of New York|
|Type||Performing Arts Centers|
|size||17,000 ft2 / 1,600 m2|
|L'Observatoire Intl Team|
|Project Leaders||Socorro Sperati James Long|