This new living wall in the recently remodeled David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincon Center in New York City looks like Patrick Blanc's work but evidently is not. It is credited to architects Tod Williams and Billie Tsien. I'm curious as to whether Blanc had anything to do with the project.
I'm also looking forward to visiting the atrium with camera and light meter in the near future. It will be interesting to inspect the construction details of what I am assuming to be a Blanc type felt wall for the first time. Stay tuned for some close up photos!
The facility is named in honor of the philanthropist, financier, and Vice Chairman of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts David Rubenstein, in recognition of his $10 million gift to the Bravo Campaign. The Tod Williams Billie Tsien design reflects a respect for the materials used throughout Lincoln Center and provides an open, accessible, and inviting environment. The Atrium has applied to be the first LEED certified, “green” building on the Lincoln Center campus.
The Atrium also features two vertical gardens; a floor-to-ceiling fountain; a media wall with performance information, which also serves as a canvas for video presentations; an art installation by Dutch textile artisan Claudy Jongstra; and 16 “occuli” lighting fixtures that bring natural light and state-of-the-art illumination into the Atrium's interior.