Herzog & de Meuron Restore Park Avenue Armory, in New York
Posted by the editors on Thursday, 6 October 2011
Robin Pogrebin has written an keenly interesting article entitled “Fixer-Upper with Unique Challenge” in the Art & Design section of The New York Times, looking at world-renowned and award-winning architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron’s undertaking of a renovation of the Park Avenue Armory, a building completed in 1881. No immense make-over, as in the case of the spectacular and magnificent re-working of a power station in London, now known world-wide as the Tate Modern (and what a reworking it was), Herzog & de Meuron‘s renovation of the Park Avenue Armory is all subtlety, finesse and sensitivity. The architects’ comments, in the article, are fascinating and show an impressive awareness of architecture, time and character.
An excellent slideshow accompanies the article, here.
Link to the official Herzog & de Meuron site, here.
image: Fred R. Conrad/The New York Times