Jazz centre in New York
The Lincoln Center in New York is generally considered to be one of the most important US-American cultural centres. It houses twelve different establishments that are housed in eight buildings. Every year, more than 5 million visitors enjoy first-class dance and music performances. A large-scale extension and the redesign of the building complex in the west of Manhattan started in 2004. This was also to include the redesign of the “Frederic P. Rose Hall” in the new jazz centre. The concept for this prestigious project was created by the architect's office of star architect Fumihiko Maki – who came runner-up in the Ground Zero design competition. As the main contractor, the shopfitters EMI were looking for a reliable and competent partner from Germany. Hoffmann Interior applied and was able to win them over as an expert in professional interior fittings.
The company was then commissioned to produce almost 100 visitor balconies for the “Frederic P. Rose Hall”. Hoffmann Interior was perfectly equipped thanks to its diverse range of services and in-house metalworking facility. The balconies themselves were produced in Rosendahl-Holtwick and shipped to their destination. A sophisticated plug-screw system made it easy for the assembly teams to erect the balconies on site. Issei Horikoshi, director of the responsible architect's office, visited the production site personally in order to get an impression of the German craftsmanship.