David Rockwell has designed “a rough and ready kit of parts” for the set of the first music concert held at New York’s new cultural venue The Shed, which the architect designed with Diller Scofidio + Renfro.
The New York architect created the stage for a five-day music concert at The Shed, which opened 5 April as part of the city’s major Hudson Yards development.
Rockwell teamed with designer Adam Stockhausen to create a flexible setting for Soundtrack of America – a showcase that aims to celebrate the impact of African American culture on contemporary music with different performers each night.
“The concept was to create something that was simple, democratic, and welcoming, and that could be adjusted to fit the needs of a wide variety of performers,” Rockwell told Dezeen.
The duo has designed a plywood structure that appears like a huge box inserted into the far end of The McCourt – a plaza that can be temporarily covered by The Shed’s moving roof.
Various components are included in the structure, such as a small platform that protrudes out from the front, and sliding doors that open to reveal a larger stage for a band behind.
“The boxes contain sliding doors and platforms that can be adjusted for different performers, making it a rough and ready kit of parts,” said Rockwell.
“Its simplicity is designed to keep the focus squarely on the musicians, without distractions.”
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