Alice Tully Hall
Alice Tully Hall

ALICE
TULLY
HALL

LINCOLN
CENTER
FOR
THE
PERFORMING
ARTS

The re–design of Alice Tully Hall is intended to transform the venue from a good multi–purpose hall into a premiere chamber music venue with street identity and upgraded functionality for all performance needs. Tucked under The Juilliard School, the opaque base of Pietro Belluschi’s building is stripped away to reveal the hall’s outer shell. The sloped underside of Juilliard’s expansion serves as the canopy framing the hall, its expanded lobby and box office. A shear one–way cable net glass façade puts the hall on display. The liner of African moabi is tailored around all existing hall features and new programmatic elements to eliminate visual noise and illumination emerges from the wood skin the way a bioluminescent marine organism exudes an internal glow. A percentage of the wood liner is constructed of translucent custom–molded resin panels surfaced in veneer to match and blend seamlessly with the wood, binding the house and stage with light. Like the raising of a chandelier or the parting of a curtain signaling the start of performance, the blush will be part of the performance choreography: a hush will fall in the seconds of transition from distraction to attention when the blushing walls become the first performer. Alice Tully Hall was designed  Iin collaboration with FxFowle.

  • Lobby with fully glazed facade, as viewed from patron salon.
    Lobby with fully glazed facade, as viewed from patron salon.
    Lobby with fully glazed facade, as viewed from patron salon.
  • Cafe and bar in lobby
    Cafe and bar in lobby
    Cafe and bar in lobby
  • Lobby
  • Alice Tully Hall as seen from balcony
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  • Britten Sinfonia rehearsing in Alice Tully Hall
  • Stage detail
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  • Internal glow of wood skin
  • Alice Tully Hall as seen from the stage
  • View from 65th and Broadway before renovation and expansion
  • Entrance before renovation and expansion
  • Existing theater
Project information
Size (GSF)150000LocationAlice Tully Hall, New York, United States
    Photography by Iwan Baan and Sandor Acs