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Location      New York, NY
Size             15,000 sq ft
Date            2016
Firm            Sonya Lee, project architect
                   Toshiko Mori Architect

A.R.T. NEW yORK THEATRES

Located off Broadway in Manhattan, New York, the Alliance of Residents Theatre /New York is a 15,000 sq ft renovation consisting of two large theaters, multi-purpose performance spaces, dressing rooms and public lobby and reception spaces. Capitalizing on it's unique location within a new development high rise building presented an opportunity to create a signature theater that rethinks the paradigm of a theater as a neutral and fixed 'black box'.  The design of the theatres is comprised of a series of large mobile walls, enabling each production to specifically calibrate the spaces for each unique performances. This approach allows for spatial reconfiguration and acoustic specificity unprecedented in theatres.