Designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with Rockwell Group, the Shed is a $475 million arts center. This structure is a 200,000-square-foot cultural space, that’s an amorphous building, with an outer shell that sits on a set of wheels connected to a short track. Once activated, the shell moves away from the main frame of the building, in effect creating an entire new building that’s part of the original one. “The technology used to move the structure is actually old fashioned,” says Diller. “To open and close the Shed takes the same horsepower of one [Toyota] Prius engine, making it very economical.” (For reference, the 2019 Toyota Prius runs on 121 horsepower.)
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