The glass façade facing Broadway, fully glazed over three upper storeys, is also based on this design principle. However, here the complete façade is suspended; its glass fins, up to 11m high, are supported by a transverse steel beam at the top. Only at a few points are the fins connected to the floors. A pattern of white dots lends the façade a restrained opaque character and in combination with a solar-control coating reduces the solar gains in the rooms behind the glass.
“Seeing and being seen” – since the rebuilding work the Juilliard School gives passers-by exciting glimpses of the world of the arts through what is basically an outsize display window.
Another element provided by seele as part of the conversion works was a glass wall in front of the jazz rehearsal rooms as an acoustic measure. The “floating” supports enable the wall to absorb the incident soundwaves and the cranked form prevents the superimposition of vibrations.
© seele / Andreas Keller