Dupont Underground

Dupont Underground

Architect
GriD architects pc
Location
Washington D.C., DC, USA | View Map
Category
Art Galleries

Dupont Underground

GriD architects pc as Architects

Abandoned almost continuously for over 50 years, this former trolley station below historic Dupont Circle has already been reborn as a rebellious citizen lead arts organization. The future vision for this space is intended to build upon that momentum, amplifying what makes it unique and captivating: the ability to be thoroughly immersed, both physically underground and through its digital media running continuously along its seductively curving interior walls. The concept is simply to attach - to the ceiling - a low profile and minimally detailed housing for all necessary mechanical infrastructure (i.e. power, lighting, air conditioning, sprinklers, etc.). The exposed face of the housing is envisioned as a continuous digital surface. A similar strategy will be integrated into the existing track bed to literally wrap the space in digital media.

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