This flexible, modern production and event facility for the London-based company Spring Studios occupies three floors of a former call center in Tribeca. Designed in collaboration with Aldo Andreoli, the versatile building hosts fashion shows, art exhibitions, pop-up restaurants, and the Tribeca Film Fest among other events, while also providing the highly specific infrastructure necessary for photography, film, and television production. To create the large open studios and necessary support spaces, entire floors of the existing building were removed and new structural components were discretely added. The most visible change is the introduction of a specialized low-iron curtainwall into the masonry facade, which was further refreshed with a dark shade of gray paint to give the dull and dated 1960s building an unmistakably contemporary appearance. Inside, the studios range from intimate spaces for small photoshoots to a 10,000-square-foot space suitable for large productions or events, but they all share unobtrusive lighting, electrical, and sound systems, and an understated versatility evocative of a modern art museum or contemporary “white box” gallery.
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