The Reach, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts - Washington D.C.

The Reach, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, expansion project, designed by Steven Holl Architects adds 72,000 sq. ft (6,700 Sq. meters) of award-winning interior space dedicated to the performing arts. Five different types of concrete were used to achieve the stunning architectural, aesthetic, acoustic and structural design.

Early in the schematic design process the design team determined the project’s main structures: The Welcome, Skylight, and River Pavilions should be constructed with white cast-in-place concrete. The pavilions feature complex geometry demanding high strength performance with the added requirement of exacting finishes to create a dazzling addition to this living memorial to President John F. Kennedy. AALBORG WHITE® cement was selected for the highly visible white concrete elements fulfilling both structural and architectural roles.

Photo by courtesy of Lewis J Goetz and PERI Formwork Systems