hMA‘s project WaveLine is a multi-purpose theater adjacent to an existing community center in Queens, New York.
The roof, the principal design feature of the new building, was designed as a sculptural shape with standing seam stainless steel cladding. The roof shape is also a direct response to acoustic studies, developing optimal sound projections for theatrical productions in the space.
The interior is a simple, white, one-room volume for performance and sport. Entering the building visitors will find a womb-like interior, streaked with light from a thin strip of linear windows on the south wall and subtly windows on the east wall.