Galerie Perrotin

PRO worked with Galerie Perrotin to design a flagship 25,000sf exhibition space on five floors in the historic Beckenstein Building.

Perrotin is an international art gallery with six locations worldwide. Over the course of three years, we spearheaded a move from a 2,000 square foot (sf) space, incapable of supporting their artists and program, into a 23,000 sf multi-level facility. This project restored The Beckenstein Building, constructed in 1890, from residential lofts back to commercial use.

 

Although it is a private art gallery, Perrotin is a very public building — unlike many museums, it is free and open to all. The gallery spans five floors connected by a new half-inch blackened steel plate stair, and includes exhibition spaces of varying proportions to accommodate a variety of media and scales of work: from works on paper, to installation, to large-scale sculpture. Because of its scale and varied uses, the building functions more like an institution than a commercial art gallery. The building includes a bookstore, a café, offices for 25 full-time staff, and an entire floor of climate-controlled art storage. In addition, the gallery hosts varied programming including lectures, private dinners, concerts, and large events. Every new installation harmonizes in its own way with the space and transforms your perception of the galleries — seeing them anew with each show.

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Location
New York, NY
Status
Completed
2018
Client
Gallerie Perrotin
Typology
Cultural, Institutional, Gallery
Size
23,000 sf

PRO worked with Galerie Perrotin to design a flagship 25,000sf exhibition space on five floors in the historic Beckenstein Building.

Although it is a private art gallery, Perrotin is a very public building — unlike many museums, it is free and open to all. The gallery spans five floors connected by a new half-inch blackened steel plate stair, and includes exhibition spaces of varying proportions to accommodate a variety of media and scales of work: from works on paper, to installation, to large-scale sculpture. Because of its scale and varied uses, the building functions more like an institution than a commercial art gallery. The building includes a bookstore, a café, offices for 25 full-time staff, and an entire floor of climate-controlled art storage. In addition, the gallery hosts varied programming including lectures, private dinners, concerts, and large events. Every new installation harmonizes in its own way with the space and transforms your perception of the galleries — seeing them anew with each show.

Location
New York, NY
Status
Completed
2018
Client
Gallerie Perrotin
Typology
Cultural
Institutional
Gallery
Size
23,000 sf
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The intervention navigates the delicate balance of transforming a historic building to meet the standards of a 21st-century gallery, all while honoring and preserving the essential historic elements of the existing structure

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The intervention navigates the delicate balance of transforming a historic building to meet the standards of a 21st-century gallery, all while honoring and preserving the essential historic elements of the existing structure

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Tucked within the vibrant Lower East Side, this 25,000-square-foot private gallery serves as an expansive public space for appreciating art free of charge—a rare offering in today’s landscape, where even museums often fall short

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Tucked within the vibrant Lower East Side, this 25,000-square-foot private gallery serves as an expansive public space for appreciating art free of charge—a rare offering in today’s landscape, where even museums often fall short

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Architectural

Miriam Peterson

Nathan Rich

Sarah Kasper

Wade Cotton

Jahaan Scipio

Noel Turgeon

Dillon Wilson

Pete DePasquale

Consultants
Contractor
FIP Construction
Engineering, Structural
Michael Horton Associates, Inc.
MEP Engineers
Van Zelm Heywood & Shadford Inc.
Lighting Designer
Fischer Marantz Stone
Code
Philip R. Sherman P.E.
Acoustics
Accentech
Architect of Record
Newman Architects
Process
Drawings
Selected Press
8/17/2020
Beckenstein Building on Dezeen Awards Long List

PRO’s transformation of the historic Beckenstein Building at 130 Orchard Street is longlisted in the ‘Rebirth’ category of Dezeen’s 2020 Awards program

3/9/2021
PRO listed on Cultured Mag Young Architects List

Peterson Rich Office recognized as innovators transforming the field of architecture, designing for a sustainable future and working for social justice.

7/20/2020
Beckenstein Building's Transformation on the spotlight of Arbitare

PRO’s redesign of the Beckenstein Building into a “castle of wonders” for PERROTIN is detailed in the July/August 2020 issue of Abitare.

4/14/2020
ArtDaily on Galerie Perrotin

ArtDaily publishes story highlighting Perrotin’s design details and lighting strategy that is both maximally flexible and architecturally distinctive.

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