Amant 

SO-IL

Amant
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Amant
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ARCHITECTS
So-il

AREA
16400 M²

CATEGORY
Performing Arts Center, Gallery

YEAR
2021

LIGHTING DESIGN
Buro Happold

PHOTOGRAPHS
Naho Kubota

PROJECT MANAGER
Paratus Group

STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING
Silman Associates

CIVIL ENGINEERING
Bohler Engineering

ACOUSTICS CONSULTANT
Harvey Marshall Berling Associates

GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING
Langan Engineering, Pmt Laboratories

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE
Future Green

EXECUTIVE TEAM
Florian Idenburg, Jing Liu, Kevin Lamyuktseung, Ted Baab

DESIGN TEAM
Pietro Pagliaro, Grace Lee, Sanger Clark, Lucia Sanchez-ramirez, Álvaro Gómez-sellés, Kristen Too, Sophie Nichols, Christopher Riley, Alexandre Hamlyn, Regina Teng, Etienne Vallat, Marisa Musing, Tyler Mauri, Julie Perrone, Mario Serrano, Diego Fernandez, John Chow

EXPEDITER
J. Callahan Consulting, Inc.

CONCRETE
Reginald Hough Associates

GRAPHICS
Linked By Air

CLADDING CONSULTANT
Simpson Gumpertz & Heger

MEP
Ces Engineering, Plus Group Engineering

AV/SECURITY
Harvey Marshall Berling Associates

LOCATIION
Brooklyn, United States

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Amant is spread across three blocks of rapidly changing, industrial North Brooklyn. An innovative cultural incubator.

The facility functions both privately and publicly, housing artist studios, galleries, offices, a performance space, and a cafe.

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Central to Amant’s design is the idea of an urban oasis, a space where the pace of art-making can slow to allow experimentation and meaningful reflection.

The campus converses with the site’s eclectic post-industrial neighborhood, just as the organization housed within fosters dialogue between artist, visitor, and community.

Rather than isolating from their urban context, the distributed volumes weave through the fabric of the city.

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Pockets of outdoor space with multiple entry points provide myriad opportunities to relate to the surrounding neighborhood while providing sanctuary from the city’s intensity.

Public routes channeled through large city blocks create new means of circulation and discovery. Courtyards and thoroughfares dart through and between existing buildings.

Moving visitors past more private spaces at the periphery to centrally located galleries and exhibitions.

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Each of the four buildings in this collection contributes a gallery unique in proportion, size, light quality, and infrastructure.

The porous campus remains flexible to curation, facilitating diverse, technically demanding programming on large to intimate scales for local and international artists across disciplines.

Materials render the buildings partly anonymous. Deeply textured form liners shape cast-in-place concrete.

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Bricks rotate out of plane to catch shadows. Galvanized steel bars toy with reflection and transparency.

Each building nestles comfortably within its industrial context, offering surprising tactility, detail, and depth up close that betrays the familiar and the everyday.


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