Architectural Design: Dance Machine
The Meatpacking District coexists with two pieces of great New York City infrastructure: The High Line, and The Manhattan Grid. This dance studio presents itself as two buildings to address this infrastructure. A subterranean theater mass connects The Grid of street-life and activity to The High Line, while a rectilinear torus contains dance studio program above. At the heart of the torus is an open void, a stage for public performance, a patio for an evening dinner, a viewing point to witness dancers rehearse. A stage of programmatic cross-pollination.