New York, NY (PRWEB) June 17, 2013
Two channel glass enclosed elevators greet patrons of Lincoln Center’s new Claire Tow Theater, transporting them from the Vivian Beaumont Theater lobby at the plaza onto the roof of the Beaumont.
Architects at H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture discreetly placed the home to Lincoln Center’s affordably priced LCT3 on the roof of the original building. The two-story, 23,000 sq.-ft. theater seats 112 people and includes a spacious lobby as well as rehearsal and office areas. To create access to the theater, H3 Hardy Collaboration punched through the roof of the acclaimed Eero Saarinen-designed structure and wrapped the elevators in translucent, 20-foot tall Lamberts channel glass planks from Bendheim Wall Systems, Inc. The unique structural properties of the glass permit tall spans of glass inviting volumes of daylight in while providing dynamic, glowing images at night.
“The use of Bendheim channel glass for the elevator shaft at LCT3 created a perfect complement to the existing Saarinen building,” points out Ariel Fausto, Partner at H3 Hardy Collaboration. “The texture and play of light through the material give it its own wonderful identity while quietly receding as part of a larger composition with the new and existing structure.”
Close collaboration between H3 Hardy, Bendheim Wall Systems, and the glazier, A-Val Architectural Metal Co., brought the design of maximum glass with minimal frame elements to life. The SGCC-certified tempered and heat-soak tested Lamberts glass channels were provided with a low-e coating, to control the building’s thermal envelope and reduce energy costs.
Claire Tow Theater received rave reviews from Architectural Record, Interior Design Magazine, Architect’s Newspaper, The New York Times, and was named a winner of Architect Magazine’s 2012 Annual Design Review, celebrating the best of American architecture. H3 Hardy Collaboration is known for its distinctive adaptations of buildings for the arts and was recently recognized by the Society for Marketing Professional Services-New York for its renovations of The DiMenna Center at 450 West 37th Street, with its six-story wall of Lamberts channel glass.
For more information about Bendheim Wall Systems’ Lamberts channel glass, please contact the company at 1-800-221-7379, http://www.bendheimwall.com.