Morningside Centre

This large arts and community complex connects Columbia University to Harlem through Morningside Park. The repetitive program spaces of classrooms and offices cascade down the slope, following contour lines. The larger programs of libraries, exhibition spaces, and studios are stacked on the south side of the building for maximum sunlight and views. The building is set back to create a facade toward 110th Street, an important thoroughfare, and splits apart in plan and section to allow passage to the rest of the park.