The design process began with the question of how interaction between the public and privately owned spaces could overcome the typical disconnect and create a shared space between people within the SoHo area as well as those inhabiting the Music Center. Given such a highly visible location, the design for the CBGB Music Center utilized the power of projection to connect with the people of Manhattan. The building’s facade recedes from the limits of the site to dissolve the threshold as a clear line to create a shared space between the Music Center’s interior and the streets surrounding it. The experience of a building begins long before actually entering inside the building’s envelope.
Status: School Project
Location: SOHO, NYC, NY