RENDERED SECTION © REX
RENDERED SECTION © REX

RENDERED SECTION © REX

The layout and character of the Play Level drive the design of the entire building.

PLAY LEVEL PLANS: ELEVEN UNIQUE PERFORMANCE SPACES © REX
PLAY LEVEL PLANS: ELEVEN UNIQUE PERFORMANCE SPACES © REX

..the three auditoria can be combined to form seven additional, unique performance spaces, for a total of eleven arrangements—including the rehearsal room venue—...

PLAY LEVEL PLANS: 4 AUDITORIA STAGE-AUDIENCE VARIATIONS © REX
PLAY LEVEL PLANS: 4 AUDITORIA STAGE-AUDIENCE VARIATIONS © REX

...which can all adopt manifold stage-audience configurations. Shown here: an example of four different stage-audience configurations in the Play Level 'base’ arrangement (499-, 250-, and 99-person auditoria and rehearsal room)

LARGE MODEL AXON PHOTO: PLAY LEVEL BASE AUDITORIA VARIATION  1 © CHRIS JANJIC
LARGE MODEL AXON PHOTO: PLAY LEVEL BASE AUDITORIA VARIATION 1 © CHRIS JANJIC

LARGE MODEL AXON PHOTO: PLAY LEVEL BASE AUDITORIA VARIATION 1 © CHRIS JANJIC

Example of various stage-audience configurations on the Play Level, with 499-, 250-, and 99-person auditoria and rehearsal room in their ‘base’ arrangement

LARGE MODEL AXON PHOTO: PLAY LEVEL BASE AUDITORIA VARIATION 2 © CHRIS JANJIC

Example of various stage-audience configurations on the Play Level, with the 499-person auditorium combined with the scene dock and the 250-person auditorium

LARGE MODEL AXON PHOTO: PLAY LEVEL BASE AUDITORIA VARIATION 3 © CHRIS JANJIC

Example of various stage-audience configurations on the Play Level, with the 250-person auditorium combined with the scene dock and the 99-person auditorium

RENDERED PLAY LEVEL PLAN WITH NATURAL LIGHT © REX
RENDERED PLAY LEVEL PLAN WITH NATURAL LIGHT © REX

RENDERED PLAY LEVEL PLAN WITH NATURAL LIGHT © REX

On the perimeters of the rehearsal room and the 250- and 99-person auditoria, acoustic glass walls with integrated black-out blinds provide natural light into performances and rehearsals, and enable these rooms to be rented for events.

PLAY LEVEL PLAN: ZONE OF MUTABILITY © REX
PLAY LEVEL PLAN: ZONE OF MUTABILITY © REX

PLAY LEVEL PLAN: ZONE OF MUTABILITY © REX

Directors can further choreograph the audience’s entire experience through a zone of mutability around the auditoria.

 PLAY LEVEL PLAN: ACOUSTIC DOOR LOCATIONS © REX

Acoustic doors between scene docks, scene assemblies, and a circulation loop at the floor’s periphery allow directors to apportion any of these areas as front- or back-of-house, and to form unexpected lobbies and performance ante-chambers.

PLAY LEVEL PLAN: BUFFER LOCATIONS © REX

Also key to these permutations, baffles pivoting from the auditoria’s exterior walls can function as traffic valves to direct the audience into or past an auditorium’s entrance, or block access to anyone but performers.

PLAY LEVEL PLANS: MULTI-FORM & MULTI-PROCESSION VARIATIONS © REX
PLAY LEVEL PLANS: MULTI-FORM & MULTI-PROCESSION VARIATIONS © REX

PLAY LEVEL PLANS: MULTI-FORM & MULTI-PROCESSION VARIATIONS © REX

As a result of this immense flexibility, the Play Level is a constant source of surprise for patrons,...

PLAY LEVEL RENDER: MERGED STAGE AND PUBLIC © LUXIGON
PLAY LEVEL RENDER: MERGED STAGE AND PUBLIC © LUXIGON

PLAY LEVEL RENDER: PATRONS INTO AUDITORIUM © LUXIGON

Closed acoustic door, closed baffle, and open sound & light lock direct patrons into an auditorium.

 

PLAY LEVEL RENDER: PATRONS AROUND AUDITORIUM © LUXIGON

Closed acoustic door, open baffle, and closed sound & light lock guide patrons around an auditorium.

 

PLAY LEVEL RENDER: ZONE FOR PERFORMERS © LUXIGON

Open acoustic door, open baffle, and several open sound & light locks define zone solely for performers’ entry, preparation, and circulation.

 

PLAY LEVEL RENDER: PERIMETER AS INTERMISSION SPACE © LUXIGON

Four open acoustic doors, open baffle, and open sound & light lock define auditorium perimeter as an intermission space.

 

PLAY LEVEL RENDER: ANTE-CHAMBER © LUXIGON

Open acoustic door, closed baffle, and several open sound & light locks create ante-chamber for suspension of disbelief.

 

PLAY LEVEL RENDER: MERGED STAGE AND PUBLIC © LUXIGON

Open acoustic door, closed baffle, and closed sound & light lock merge stage and public areas.

PLAY LEVEL RENDER: 499-PERSON AUDITORIUM IN THEATER-IN-THE-ROUND © LUXIGON
PLAY LEVEL RENDER: 499-PERSON AUDITORIUM IN THEATER-IN-THE-ROUND © LUXIGON

PLAY LEVEL RENDER: 499-PERSON AUDITORIUM IN THEATER-IN-THE-ROUND © LUXIGON

499-person auditorium / theater-in-the-round configuration / theater performance

 

PLAY LEVEL RENDER: 499-PERSON + SCENE DOCK IN END STAGE © LUXIGON

499-person auditorium combined with scene dock / end-stage configuration / film screening

 

PLAY LEVEL RENDER: 499-PERSON + SCENE DOCK IN END STAGE + BACK STAGE © LUXIGON

499-person auditorium combined with scene dock and 250-person auditorium / end stage plus back stage configuration /dance performance

 

PLAY LEVEL RENDER: 499-PERSON + SCENE DOCK + 250-PERSON IN DEEP END STAGE © LUXIGON

499-person auditorium combined with scene dock and 250-person auditorium / deep end-stage configuration / rockconcert

PLAY LEVEL RENDER: 250-PERSON AUDITORIUM IN TRAVERSE © LUXIGON
PLAY LEVEL RENDER: 250-PERSON AUDITORIUM IN TRAVERSE © LUXIGON

PLAY LEVEL RENDER: 250-PERSON AUDITORIUM IN TRAVERSE © LUXIGON

250-person auditorium / traverse configuration / theater performance

 

PLAY LEVEL RENDER: 250-PERSON + 99 PERSON IN FLAT-FLOOR © LUXIGON

250-person auditorium combined with scene dock and 99-person auditorium / flat-floor configuration / immersive art show

LOBBY LEVEL PLAN © REX
LOBBY LEVEL PLAN © REX

LOBBY LEVEL PLAN © REX

In contrast to the ticketed areas of the Play Level and the secure areas of the Performer Level, the functions of the Public Level can be enjoyed by anyone, anytime. This floor includes a lobby with information desk and coat check, and a restaurant/bar that can transform into a cabaret, a dance podium, a performance art space, or a ‘living room’ for Lower Manhattan community events such as voting. The restaurant/bar—used for refreshments during performance intermissions— extends north to an exterior terrace with views over the new sculpture garden nestled between The Perelman Center and World Trade Center Tower 1.

LOBBY LEVEL RENDER: © LUXIGON
LOBBY LEVEL RENDER: © LUXIGON

LOBBY LEVEL RENDER: RESTAURANT © LUXIGON

Restaurant/bar in daytime configuration

 

LOBBY LEVEL RENDER: INTERMISSION © LUXIGON

Restaurant/bar in performance intermission configuration with exterior terrace in background

 

LOBBY LEVEL RENDER: CABARET © LUXIGON

Restaurant/bar in community cabaret configuration

RENDERED SECTION © REX
PLAY LEVEL PLANS: ELEVEN UNIQUE PERFORMANCE SPACES © REX
PLAY LEVEL PLANS: 4 AUDITORIA STAGE-AUDIENCE VARIATIONS © REX
LARGE MODEL AXON PHOTO: PLAY LEVEL BASE AUDITORIA VARIATION  1 © CHRIS JANJIC
RENDERED PLAY LEVEL PLAN WITH NATURAL LIGHT © REX
PLAY LEVEL PLAN: ZONE OF MUTABILITY © REX
PLAY LEVEL PLANS: MULTI-FORM & MULTI-PROCESSION VARIATIONS © REX
PLAY LEVEL RENDER: MERGED STAGE AND PUBLIC © LUXIGON
PLAY LEVEL RENDER: 499-PERSON AUDITORIUM IN THEATER-IN-THE-ROUND © LUXIGON
PLAY LEVEL RENDER: 250-PERSON AUDITORIUM IN TRAVERSE © LUXIGON
LOBBY LEVEL PLAN © REX
LOBBY LEVEL RENDER: © LUXIGON
RENDERED SECTION © REX

RENDERED SECTION © REX

The layout and character of the Play Level drive the design of the entire building.

PLAY LEVEL PLANS: ELEVEN UNIQUE PERFORMANCE SPACES © REX

..the three auditoria can be combined to form seven additional, unique performance spaces, for a total of eleven arrangements—including the rehearsal room venue—...

PLAY LEVEL PLANS: 4 AUDITORIA STAGE-AUDIENCE VARIATIONS © REX

...which can all adopt manifold stage-audience configurations. Shown here: an example of four different stage-audience configurations in the Play Level 'base’ arrangement (499-, 250-, and 99-person auditoria and rehearsal room)

LARGE MODEL AXON PHOTO: PLAY LEVEL BASE AUDITORIA VARIATION 1 © CHRIS JANJIC

LARGE MODEL AXON PHOTO: PLAY LEVEL BASE AUDITORIA VARIATION 1 © CHRIS JANJIC

Example of various stage-audience configurations on the Play Level, with 499-, 250-, and 99-person auditoria and rehearsal room in their ‘base’ arrangement

LARGE MODEL AXON PHOTO: PLAY LEVEL BASE AUDITORIA VARIATION 2 © CHRIS JANJIC

Example of various stage-audience configurations on the Play Level, with the 499-person auditorium combined with the scene dock and the 250-person auditorium

LARGE MODEL AXON PHOTO: PLAY LEVEL BASE AUDITORIA VARIATION 3 © CHRIS JANJIC

Example of various stage-audience configurations on the Play Level, with the 250-person auditorium combined with the scene dock and the 99-person auditorium

RENDERED PLAY LEVEL PLAN WITH NATURAL LIGHT © REX

RENDERED PLAY LEVEL PLAN WITH NATURAL LIGHT © REX

On the perimeters of the rehearsal room and the 250- and 99-person auditoria, acoustic glass walls with integrated black-out blinds provide natural light into performances and rehearsals, and enable these rooms to be rented for events.

PLAY LEVEL PLAN: ZONE OF MUTABILITY © REX

PLAY LEVEL PLAN: ZONE OF MUTABILITY © REX

Directors can further choreograph the audience’s entire experience through a zone of mutability around the auditoria.

 PLAY LEVEL PLAN: ACOUSTIC DOOR LOCATIONS © REX

Acoustic doors between scene docks, scene assemblies, and a circulation loop at the floor’s periphery allow directors to apportion any of these areas as front- or back-of-house, and to form unexpected lobbies and performance ante-chambers.

PLAY LEVEL PLAN: BUFFER LOCATIONS © REX

Also key to these permutations, baffles pivoting from the auditoria’s exterior walls can function as traffic valves to direct the audience into or past an auditorium’s entrance, or block access to anyone but performers.

PLAY LEVEL PLANS: MULTI-FORM & MULTI-PROCESSION VARIATIONS © REX

PLAY LEVEL PLANS: MULTI-FORM & MULTI-PROCESSION VARIATIONS © REX

As a result of this immense flexibility, the Play Level is a constant source of surprise for patrons,...

PLAY LEVEL RENDER: MERGED STAGE AND PUBLIC © LUXIGON

PLAY LEVEL RENDER: PATRONS INTO AUDITORIUM © LUXIGON

Closed acoustic door, closed baffle, and open sound & light lock direct patrons into an auditorium.

 

PLAY LEVEL RENDER: PATRONS AROUND AUDITORIUM © LUXIGON

Closed acoustic door, open baffle, and closed sound & light lock guide patrons around an auditorium.

 

PLAY LEVEL RENDER: ZONE FOR PERFORMERS © LUXIGON

Open acoustic door, open baffle, and several open sound & light locks define zone solely for performers’ entry, preparation, and circulation.

 

PLAY LEVEL RENDER: PERIMETER AS INTERMISSION SPACE © LUXIGON

Four open acoustic doors, open baffle, and open sound & light lock define auditorium perimeter as an intermission space.

 

PLAY LEVEL RENDER: ANTE-CHAMBER © LUXIGON

Open acoustic door, closed baffle, and several open sound & light locks create ante-chamber for suspension of disbelief.

 

PLAY LEVEL RENDER: MERGED STAGE AND PUBLIC © LUXIGON

Open acoustic door, closed baffle, and closed sound & light lock merge stage and public areas.

PLAY LEVEL RENDER: 499-PERSON AUDITORIUM IN THEATER-IN-THE-ROUND © LUXIGON

PLAY LEVEL RENDER: 499-PERSON AUDITORIUM IN THEATER-IN-THE-ROUND © LUXIGON

499-person auditorium / theater-in-the-round configuration / theater performance

 

PLAY LEVEL RENDER: 499-PERSON + SCENE DOCK IN END STAGE © LUXIGON

499-person auditorium combined with scene dock / end-stage configuration / film screening

 

PLAY LEVEL RENDER: 499-PERSON + SCENE DOCK IN END STAGE + BACK STAGE © LUXIGON

499-person auditorium combined with scene dock and 250-person auditorium / end stage plus back stage configuration /dance performance

 

PLAY LEVEL RENDER: 499-PERSON + SCENE DOCK + 250-PERSON IN DEEP END STAGE © LUXIGON

499-person auditorium combined with scene dock and 250-person auditorium / deep end-stage configuration / rockconcert

PLAY LEVEL RENDER: 250-PERSON AUDITORIUM IN TRAVERSE © LUXIGON

PLAY LEVEL RENDER: 250-PERSON AUDITORIUM IN TRAVERSE © LUXIGON

250-person auditorium / traverse configuration / theater performance

 

PLAY LEVEL RENDER: 250-PERSON + 99 PERSON IN FLAT-FLOOR © LUXIGON

250-person auditorium combined with scene dock and 99-person auditorium / flat-floor configuration / immersive art show

LOBBY LEVEL PLAN © REX

LOBBY LEVEL PLAN © REX

In contrast to the ticketed areas of the Play Level and the secure areas of the Performer Level, the functions of the Public Level can be enjoyed by anyone, anytime. This floor includes a lobby with information desk and coat check, and a restaurant/bar that can transform into a cabaret, a dance podium, a performance art space, or a ‘living room’ for Lower Manhattan community events such as voting. The restaurant/bar—used for refreshments during performance intermissions— extends north to an exterior terrace with views over the new sculpture garden nestled between The Perelman Center and World Trade Center Tower 1.

LOBBY LEVEL RENDER: © LUXIGON

LOBBY LEVEL RENDER: RESTAURANT © LUXIGON

Restaurant/bar in daytime configuration

 

LOBBY LEVEL RENDER: INTERMISSION © LUXIGON

Restaurant/bar in performance intermission configuration with exterior terrace in background

 

LOBBY LEVEL RENDER: CABARET © LUXIGON

Restaurant/bar in community cabaret configuration

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