Team ········· Yotam Ben Hur
Type ········· Cultural
Year ······ 2014
Status ······· Academic

Chinatown Performing Art Library®
An archive for the performing arts, located in the center of high densed Chinatown, in New York City. An area known for it's growing level of traffic, noise and pollution.  An Area in need of an architectural gesture.

The project proposes an archive which serves both as a gesture to the human scale and to the urban scale.

An architecture of two unfolding systems. The first, an  articulated 'striated' surface, that relates to the scale of the body and the collection, creating different modes of occupation and multi media spaces. The second, a 'smooth' envelope surface, shielding the building and creating exterior urban gestures, such as outdoor view points.