Israeli Lounge Kennedy Center

Israeli Lounge Kennedy Center

Israeli Lounge Kennedy Center

Located on the Box Tier level of the Concert Hall, the Lounge serves as a multifunctional lounge, providing the Concert Hall patrons a space to congregate and refresh.  At other times, the space may be used for dinner events, presentations and to host people from around the globe to connect and reflect on an important part of the world.


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The Lounge, fitted on a shell 59 feet long by 20 feet wide and 20 feet high, was originally designed by Raphael Blumefield and has remained virtually unchanged throughout the years.
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The Mantle Ceiling is formed as a fabric of time. Suspended in the air, symbolizing the present moment, enveloping visitors with a spirit of responsibility and optimism.
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Building within a Building Inspired by Edward Durrell Stone’s Kennedy Center concept an acoustically isolated and experientially distinct building, the Lounge creates an immersive environment for the arts and democracy, in the deep belief that one supports the other.
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The Lounge’s new image shall be a celebration of the country of Israel and Jewish culture, using both historical and contemporary references. 
Year
2018
Location
Washington D.C.
Typology
Cultural
Design Team
Guillermo Gonzalez, Edna Echandi, Tim Fryatt, Eugene Murphy, Sabdiel Diaz, Jose R. Marchand
Rendering Credits
Marvel Architects
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