2020 shortlists

The Reach
by Steven Holl Architects

Shortlisted for cultural building of the year at Dezeen Awards 2020, The Reach comprises a subterranean trio of geometric pavilions that top the Kennedy Center in Washington DC.

In complementary contrast to the monumental original Kennedy Center building by Edward Durell Stone, The Reach's three pavilions are fused with the landscape.

They shape outdoor spaces between them, and frame views to the Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial and Potomac riverfront.

The three pavilions are interconnected below green roofs to expand the Kennedy Center's interior space with 72,000 square-feet of open studios, rehearsal and performance spaces, and dedicated arts learning spaces.

Embedding much of the expansion under a public landscape offers maximum green space to the community and gives landscape views from the interior spaces.

Architect: Steven Holl Architects
Project: The Reach
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