Steven Holl, Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University
Photos: Paul Warchol
The New York firm of Steven Holl, in collaboration with BNIM of Kansas City (Missouri), has designed a complex for the performing arts for Princeton University (New Jersey). The new project integrates three buildings with a public plaza situated under a pool and illuminated by skylights, the water filtering the incoming natural light. Each construction follows a different typology, depending on the activity it houses. The largest one, the Wallace Dance Building and Theater, is a concrete volume containing a black-box theater built with steel, and smaller theaters for dance executed with foamed aluminum, wood, and concrete. The Arts Tower is of stone and concrete, and the New Music Building is a compact glass volume
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