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Iwan Baan

BEST IN COMPETITION

THE ROY AND DIANA VAGELOS
EDUCATION CENTER
DILLER SCOFIDIO + RENFRO WITH GENSLER
NEW YORK, NY

Diller Scofidio + Renfro's Roy and Diana Vagelos Education Center
at the Columbia University Medical Center in Upper Manhattan might
seem like a greatest-hits compendium if so many familiar motifs from
the firm's most celebrated works were not so skillfully readapted to this
commission's complex programmatic requirements. Some decisions were
merely formal, such as the 14-story building's exterior articulation, in
which portions of the glass-fiber reinforced concrete cladding seem to
flow outward and then fold back to embrace a floor above or below -
like a taller version of the firm's unbuilt Eyebeam Museum of Art and
Technology (2001), or perhaps lasagna emerging from a pasta machine.
Other reiterations are directly related to function. DS+R's 275-seat
multipurpose auditorium, with one glass wall overlooking a dramatic
view of the Hudson River, evokes both the harbor-front theater at their
Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) in Boston, built in 2006, as well
as the firm's superb reworking of the similarly wood-paneled Alice Tully
Hall at Lincoln Center (2009). And several variations of the architects'
signature see-and-be-seen bleacher-style seating, both outdoors and indoors here, reiterate a wildly popular feature at the ICA, the High Line,
and Lincoln Center.
Not least of the Vagelos Center's many wonders is how well it
manages to cram 110,000 square feet of gross floor area onto a site of
only 100 by 125 feet, while maintaining an illusion of lofty, unlimited
expansiveness throughout. Even the cleverest of Japanese architects
working on a handkerchief-sized Tokyo lot never made better use of
such a severely restricted site.

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Diller Scofidio + Renfro Design Team
Elizabeth Diller, Ricardo Scofidio, AIA, Charles Renfro,
AIA, Benjamin Gilmartin, AIA, Anthony Saby, Chris
Hillyard, AIA, Chris Andreacola, AIA, David Chacon,
AIA, Christopher Kupski, AIA, LEED AP, Barak Pliskin,
AIA, LEED AP, Kevin Rice, AIA, Gerard Sullivan, AIA,
Mary Broaddus, Charles Curran, Robert Donnelly,
Amber Foo, Yoon-Young Hur, Joshua Jow, Andreas
Kostopoulos, Joseph Dart Messick, Patrick Ngo,
Matt Ostrow, Stefano Paiocchi, Jesse Saylor, Jack
Solomon, Hallie Terzopolos, Elizabeth Wizecarver
Gensler Design Team
Madeline Burke-Vigeland, AIA, LEED AP, Kristian
Gregerson, AIA, Ambrose Aliaga-Kelly, AIA,
Joanne Fernando, AIA, Jinho Kim, AIA, Michelle
Neary, AIA, Bill DuBois, Ana Espejo, Mariano
Ortiz, Henry Hong, RA, Scott Wilson, AIA
Collaborators
Scape, 2x4, Buro Happold Consulting Engineers,
Cerami Associates, Cini-Little International,
Group PMX, Jaros Baum & Bolles, Jenkins &
Huntington, Leslie E. Robertson Associates, Milrose
Consultants, Sciame Construction, Thornton
Tomasetti, Tillotson Design Associates, Vidaris



Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Oculus - Summer 2017 Design Awards

Letter from the President
Introduction
Best in Competition
De Maria Pavilion
Main: East Side Lofts
INTERIORS Honor
The Met Breuer
PROJECTS Honor
Re-Envisioning Branch Libraries Design Study
The Gowanus Canal Sponge Park Pilot
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