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Diller Scofidio+Renfro - Reimagining the Lincoln Center and the High Line in the arquia/film archive


This week we return once more to the USA with the documentary on Diller Scofidio+Renfro, an interdisciplinary design firm founded in 1979, known for its provocative displays of theoretical projects that blur the boundaries between art and architecture.

With the simultaneous production of two large-scale projects in the city of New York (the renovation of the High Line and the extension of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts), Elizabeth Diller and Ricardo Scofidio have attracted the attention of the public. Between 2004 and 2011, the company, in collaboration with James Corner Field Operations, converted the abandoned tracks of the High Line on the West Side into a sophisticated, elevated urban park.

From early 2003 to 2010, they redesigned the Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall and the Juilliard School, built a pavilion covered in grass, which houses a restaurant and a public space, and imaginatively modified public spaces that connected the existing buildings in the complex.

In the documentary, which lasts 54 minutes, the explanations and comments of the architects are shown, complemented by superb images and interviews with the New York City commissioner and other municipal figures.

You can watch the documentary in the arquia/film archive.



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