Designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with FXCollaborative, Henry R. Kravis Hall and David Geffen Hall – standing 11 and 8 floors, respectively – are two new facilities in the Manhattanville Campus of Columbia University Business School, in New York.
Combining offices and learning spaces, the volumes present glass skins varying in degree of transparency and arranged in horizontal layers. The interiors are organized around sculptural cores of vertical circulation elements, generating continuous spaces conducive to interaction among the users.
Separated by the square conceived by James Corner Field Operations, the buildings will be part of the university campus for which Renzo Piano Building Workshop (RPBW) drew up a masterplan with Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM). For Manhattanville, RPBW has also built the Jerome L. Greene Science Center for Mind Brain Behavior and the building called The Forum.