New York, NY (2013 - )
The Shed is a new, innovative institution that proposes nearly 50,000 sf of flexible space for exhibitions and other cultural events. Conceived as part of the Hudson Yards redevelopment district, the building, designed by D S + R, in collaboration with Rockwell Group, will stand at the north end of the High Line. The Shed will welcome a highly diverse local and international programming, spanning the fields of art, music, performance and fashion. The building design is distinguished by a movable bonnet, a 100 foot tall enclosure, built on a rolling gantry system that permits the enclosure of an exterior plaza, more than doubling the ground floor footprint. The column-free levels of gallery space provide flexible spatial configurations and technical support for a wide variety of exhibitions and performances.
Museoplan was asked by D S + R’s design team to help develop all of the art-related and exhibition features of the new facility and to find the appropriate balance between programmatic flexibility and operational efficiency for the 25,000 sf of museum-quality gallery space. Our charge includes comprehensive design review, the analysis of public movement throughout the building, the development of effective strategies for subdividing gallery floor plates, design advice on art delivery, handling and conservation spaces and on art lighting strategies. The Shed is currently under construction and scheduled to open in Spring 2019.