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The David Rockefeller Creative Arts Center

Sector

Cultural/Historic

Service

Landscape Architecture

Client

Rockefeller Brothers Fund

Location

Tarrytown, NY

Status

Complete

Completion

2022

Site Area

1.3 acres

Architect

FX Collaborative

This Center is a vibrant public venue that nurtures the arts both locally and globally with performances, exhibits and artist residencies. The centerpiece of the plan is the adaptive reuse of the Orangerie, built in 1908 on the historic Rockefeller estate, and later bequeathed to the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

The MNLA design knits new pedestrian and service circulation into the sloping site, provides an outdoor performance stage and viewing terrace as well as providing a biofiltration meadow with photovoltaic panels and a relocated school growing garden.

Aligned with the mission of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, the Center is a demonstration project for sustainable design, accessibility and inclusion. The project embodies the Rockefeller family interests in the environment, historic preservation, agriculture, and international engagement and is LEED™ Platinum certified and Net Zero Energy anticipated.

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