The Kennedy Center REACH expansion nominated in 8th Annual Architizer A+Awards Popular Choice categories
The REACH at the Kennedy Center is a finalist in three categories for Architizer’s 8th Annual A+Awards - Popular Choice Awards, including Architecture + Light, Religious Buildings & Memorials, Architecture + Concrete.
Public voting is open July 20 through July 31, 2020:
About the REACH expansion at John F. Kennedy Center: The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has served as an iconic, living memorial to President Kennedy since its completion in 1971. Building on this legacy, the REACH represents a 21st century complement to the monumental Kennedy Center structure and offers a new model for civic engagement in the arts.
To support the Kennedy Center’s mission of “…increasing opportunities for all people to participate in and understand the arts,” the new REACH expansion adds much-needed accommodations for rehearsal, education, modern programming, and technology. The design for The REACH cleverly integrates building and landscape, tucking much of the 72,000 square feet of studio, rehearsal, performance, and learning spaces below ground. This enables the dramatic rise of three sculptural concrete pavilions from a grassy, 69,000-square-foot green roof, one of the largest green roofs in Washington D.C.