Does The Shed arts centre have the ultimate flexible space?

Telescoping outer shell at this New York arts centre can deploy from its position over the base building and glide along rails onto an adjoining plaza

Designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro

Opened April 5, 2019 in New York, The Shed is an arts centre dedicated to commissioning, producing, and presenting all types of performing arts, visual arts, and popular culture. The Shed’s building is designed to physically transform to support artists' most ambitious ideas. 

The Shed's eight-level base building includes two levels of gallery space, a versatile theater, a rehearsal space, a creative lab, and a skylit event space; a telescoping outer shell can deploy from its position over the base building and glide along rails onto an adjoining plaza to double the building’s footprint for large-scale performances, installations, and events.


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