The Shed, by Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with Rockwell Group (New York, New York)
New Yorkers and tourists alike will inevitably scratch their heads when they first see The Shed, one of a bevy of new structures being completed in the all-new Hudson Yards project (the largest private real-estate development in U.S. history). Indeed, the 200,000 square-foot building, designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with Rockwell Group will likely be the star in a dense field of buildings going up in the Midtown neighborhood. The structure has the ability to accommodate a wide range of performances (in fact, Björk is slated to perform there in 2019). Yet, this is no typical cultural venue. Far from it. See, the thing about this building is that it was designed to be amorphous. The outer shell is sitting on a set of wheels, which are connected to a short-length track. Once activated, the shell moves away from the main frame of the building, in effect, creating a whole new building that’s connected to the original one. All those who were scratching their heads upon first glance of The Shed will surely have dropped jaws once they see the building multiplying into two.