Performing Arts

Hancher, University of Iowa

Widely recognized for commissioning new works of dance and music, Hancher reaches audiences beyond the University of Iowa.The new home for this renowned institution is on a hilltop overlooking the Iowa River, on the main route into Iowa City—a prominent location for the state’s premier performing arts presenter.

With sweeping horizontal forms that echo the landscape and curve of the river, the design draws from the building’s natural surroundings. Parallel forms cantilever at the south end of the building, creating overhangs for the lobby and a second-level terrace. Floor-to-ceiling glass walls below [...]

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