The Shed’s concept is simple: It’s the 120-foot tall building that moves. This idea is both its architectural hallmark and its metaphor for the future of culture. Opened on April 5th, New York City’s half-billion dollar, hybrid museum-meets-performance space can shapeshift to double its indoor perimeter in five minutes.
The Shed’s open infrastructure can be permanently flexible for an unknowable future and responsive to variability in scale, media, technology, and the evolving needs of artists. The Shed’s 120-foot tall (37 m) movable shell is made of an exposed steel diagrid frame, clad in translucent cushions of a strong and lightweight Teflon- based polymer, called ethylene tetrafluoroethylene (ETFE). This material has the thermal properties of insulating glass at a fraction of the weight. The Shed’s ETFE panels are some of the largest ever produced, measuring almost 70 feet (21 m) in length in some areas.
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Discover more IGS coverage of this project here: The Shed: A Center for the Arts | Diller Scofidio + Renfro
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