A Glowing Presence: Lehman Center for the Performing Arts, New York

With the renovation of the renowned concert hall Lehman Center in New York, architects Michielli + Wyetzner revived the brutalist building from the 1970s.

The new entrance area visually opens up the campus by means of a glass façade, thus inviting passers-by and at the same time revealing what is going on inside. The daylight system OKASOLAR F, optimized for the façade, unites the use of daylight with effective sun protection. The louvre type OKASOLAR F U reflects a large part of the solar irradiation to the outside. OKASOLAR F O is also retro-reflective and directs the incidental daylight deeply into the room. By combining both louvre types in one element, the requirements of the interior can be dealt with specifically.