Installation of the ETFE panels has begun at The Shed, a 200,000-square-foot structure for performance, visual and multi-disciplinary art at Hudson Yards. Designed by the Rockwell Group and Diller Scofidio and Renfro, the project is composed of a six-story fixed building and a telescoping outer shell that can expand to the adjoining plaza to provide an additional hall for events. The steel structure, including the roof, will be clad in panels of fritted ETFE cushions. ETFE is lighter, more energy efficient, and more economical than glass, which allows for a lighter and more efficient structural system.
Architects: KPF (10 Hudson Yards, 30 Hudson Yards, 55 Hudson Yards, Retail), Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with Rockwell Group (15 Hudson Yards, The Shed), Ismael Leyva Architects (15 Hudson Yards - Architect of Record), KRJDA (55 Hudson Yards); Developers: Related Companies, Oxford Properties Group; Program: Office, Retail; Location: Hudson Yards, New York, NY; Completion: 2016 (10 Hudson Yards), 2017 (55 Hudson Yards), 2018 (15 Hudson Yards, 35 Hudson Yards, Retail, Public Square), 2019 (30 Hudson Yards).