REVEALED: World Trade Center Performing Arts Center will be a translucent marble cube
After stalling for years, the $243 million World Trade Center Performing Arts Center started to make headway in recent months, and now Silverstein Properties have revealed the official renderings. With the help of billionaire businessman Ronald O. Perelman's $75 million gift, the 90,000-square-foot marble cube designed by REX will both stand out as an impressive piece of cultural architecture and co-exists with the other structures on the WTC complex.
World Trade Center Performing Arts Complex Gets $75M Gift From Billionaire Ronald Perelman
Perelman recently stepped down as Chairman of Carnegie Hall after butting heads with staff and other board members and pushing for the institution to present more pop music. He hopes to fulfill this at the World Trade Center, stating, “I would hope it is the first venue of choice for the Bruce Springsteens and the Bon Jovis and the Yo-Yo Mas and the Lang Langs, and at the same time it’s a place where we could have produced a “Hamilton” project or where we could produce a new ballet.”
After being stalled for 12 years, the Performing Arts Center at the World Trade Center (PACWTC) is moving forward thanks to a $75 million gift from billionaire businessman and philanthropist Ronald O. Perelman. Brooklyn-based studio REX will design the complex, which will cost a total of $... View full entry
A Secret Language: Oana Stanescu and Dong-Ping Wong, partners at Family, on Archinect Sessions One-to-One #16
This week on One-to-One, we check in with the partners behind Family, Oana Stanescu (former top-notch Archinect School Blogger) and Dong-Ping Wong, to hear how the pop culture-bending firm grew from when Oana and Dong met at REX, to now designing for Kanye West and pitching their own projects in... View full entry
REX Revealed as the Architects Redesigning the $200M WTC Performing Arts Complex
Since July, the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation (LMDC) has been working with an anonymous architectural firm to hash out a new concept for the Performing Arts Center at the World Trade Center, and now, nearly five months later, the Performing Arts Center board has finally released the name of the lead architect: Brooklyn-based studio REX led by Joshua Prince-Ramus, a former protégé starchitect Rem Koolhaas.
Joshua Prince-Ramus of REX wins $100K 2015 Marcus Prize
Widely hailed in the architects-under-50 bracket, REX founding principal and president Joshua Prince-Ramus will receive the sixth Marcus Prize, as announced today by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Architecture and Urban Planning (SARUP). The prize is awarded to architects who have... View full entry
REX's Five Manhattan West is the latest revamp for an evolving NYC
REX recently unveiled their scheme for redesigning the historic Davis Brody building on 450 West 33rd St in New York. The $200 million project consists of repositioning, re-cladding and interior renovation -- making it yet another addition to major redevelopments to NYC's evolving neighborhoods... View full entry
Editor's Picks #317
In the latest edition of Working out of the Box: Archinect interviewed Larraine Henning who is currently seeking funding for A Practical Guide to Squatting on Indiegogo.
@bawshaw commented "@LandMass - agreed. although the thesis is interesting, this is not out of the box in terms of a career"...Yet Connely Farr disagreed "@ LandMass - yep. you sound like an ass".
In the latest edition of Working out of the Box: Archinect interviewed Larraine Henning who is currently seeking funding for A Practical Guide to Squatting on Indiegogo. Buy a copy of the book “A Practical Guide to Squatting”, and help support independent art and promote the squatting... View full entry
Editor's Picks #265
Philip Kennicott interviewed Frank Gehry and analyzed the current proposal for the Eisenhower Memorial and what has gone wrong to date with the process. Donna Sink, felt it "was an excellent article. The slideshow is the first time I've really understood the urban context of this memorial, and OMG I love it completely now!..."
For the latest Working out of the Box feature Archinect interviewed Prutha Raithatha. Raithatha is actually a full-time architect but also an experimental fashion blogger, stylist and writer. She writes a personal blog called Don’t Shoe Me that captures New York City’s... View full entry
REX unveils residential tower in Seoul's Yongsan International Business District
YONGSAN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS DISTRICT “PROJECT R6” Seoul, Korea CLIENT Dreamhub Project Financing Vehicle Co., Ltd.PROGRAM 47,800 m2 (514,500 sf) of luxury housing for short-term residents, 27,000 m2 (290,600 sf) of retail, and 929 parking stallsAREA 115,500 m2 (... View full entry
REX does Munch in Oslo
Following up with last week's news about the winners of the international competition for the new Munch Area in Oslo’s waterfront neighborhood Bjørvika, Bustler now presents the newsworthy proposal from REX titled “Yin Yang”. View full entry