DancexProjection Machine

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Project Description

The project looks at performance to activate the site not only being contained to the interior but also experienced from the exterior. Essentially a 'Vertical Highline', program and activity is extended upwards in a series of interlacing circulation and occupiable spaces. The 'scaffold' extrudes upwards with the building, inherently producing voids in the structural lattice. The introduction of projection facades allows for these void spaces to be productively used, in addition to the enclosed volumes of dance studios and lounges scattered throughout. The single anomaly is the theatre, a beacon that highlights the two primary features of the design, serving both interior performances as well as providing a surface for external projection. Finally, the accent color represents the public corridor, weaving its way from bottom up.