Park Avenue Armory: Gilded Landmark as Experimental Art Platform
Jan 24, 2017
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2017-01-24 18:00:002017-01-24 20:00:00America/New_YorkPark Avenue Armory: Gilded Landmark as Experimental Art PlatformWhen: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM TUESDAY, JANUARY 24 Where: At
Center for Architecture 536 LaGuardia Place New York NY 10012
How are the design interventions and preservation work to the historic interiors of the Park Avenue Armory enabling this landmark to become New York’s newest cultural institution featuring music, dance, theater and visual arts? Whether against the backdrop of its highly decorative Gilded Age rooms, or in the more industrial Drill Hall, artists’ creations are strongly influenced by the spatial and decorative qualities of this unique building.
Representatives from Herzog & de Meuron, PBDW Architects, Foreground Conservation Arts and the Park Avenue Armory will present highlights on the transformative process of restoring and renovating this Gilded Age building, including the delicate insertion of new infrastructure, designing for code compliance, and the conservation of the outstanding architectural features in four of the period rooms completed to date. This evening’s panel discussion will offer an opportunity for reflection on issues of how to address the loss of historic material, integrating modern systems with period finishes, and the rich interaction between contemporary art and historic architecture.
Speakers: Dawn D’Aluisio, Owner, Foreground Conservation and Decorative Arts John Lippert, Owner, Foreground Conservation and Decorative Arts Charles Platt, FAIA, Partner, PBDW Architects Kirsten Reoch, Director of Design and Construction, Park Avenue Armory Philip Schmerbeck, Associate, Herzon & de Meuron
Moderator: Byrony Roberts, Principal, Byrony Roberts Studio
Organized by: AIANY Cultural Facilities Committee
Price: Free for AIA members and students with valid ID; $10 for non-members
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