Diller Scofidio + Renfro Use Glass in Design of New Restaurant at Lincoln Center

The Lincoln Center in New York City is now home to a new destination restaurant, Lincoln, designed by Diller Scofido + Renfro. The firm was assisted by FX Fowle on the exterior, but the interior was designed only by Diller Scofido + Renfro. The two-level pavilion restaurant is free standing and features four glass walls and a 7,200-square-foot roof of walkable green grass.

The restaurant was designed to include views of Avery Fisher Hall, The Metropolitan Opera, The Juilliard School, Alice Tully Hall, The David H. Koch Theater, the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Lincoln Center Theater, the Paul Milstein Pool and Terrace and its Henry Moore sculpture, and the new “Avenue of the Arts” along 65th Street.

“Lincoln’s moment of invention came when we discovered how to design a destination restaurant without consuming public space on the Lincoln Center campus,” says Elizabeth Diller, principal of Diller Scofidio + Renfro.