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The REACH/Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, D.C., USA


ロケーション: Washington, D.C, アメリカ合衆国

  • Support for the building extension of the impressive Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts with three interconnected pavilions
  • The buildings are characterised by their distinctive, clear-cut lines and ergonomic, sweeping curves in first-class fair-faced concrete quality
  • In October  2020, the project won the ACI Overall Excellence Award of the American Concrete Institute


  • Surfaces formed with flawless architectural concrete in accordance with standards
  • Planning, production and evaluation of tailor-made special-purpose solutions
  • Provision of a complex spectrum of coordinated PERI standard systems in combination with PERI special solutions
  • Compliance with the specified construction schedule


The Lane Construction Corporation


  • First-class architectural concrete quality
  • Individual analysis and planning by PERI Engineers using a 3D model
  • Development of a special tension-compression system and a project-specific special formwork solution
  • Construction site personnel assisted on a continuous basis by on-site PERI Support Staff
  • On-schedule supply of materials
Josue Leon
Project Manager

On the Kennedy Center expansion, the concrete is the project. It required a lot of coordination because there was so much curvature, and not something that could be easily built. We needed architectural buy-in that what we were building and what we were providing was correct. And that all had to be all done prior to PERI manufacturing a single form.”


  • Generation of a 3D planning model and creation of a PERI special-purpose formwork for the realization of the vertically and horizontally curved wall of the Skylight Pavilion
  • On-schedule supply of materials due to manufacture of the PERI special-purpose formwork at the nearby site in Elkridge, Maryland
  • Use of heavy RCS Rails to reinforce the stop-end system structure anchored to the ground to withstand the forces running in the opposite direction and the resulting twisting of the stop-end
  • Construction of a special tension-compression system (TCS) for safe load transfer of the high forces acting on the moulding boxes
  • Realisation of single curved walls using RUNDFLEX Circular Wall Formwork
  • Construction of the high, straight walls using VARIO GT 24 Girder Wall Formwork
  • Building the ceilings and underground car park ceilings using MULTIFLEX Girder Slab Formwork and SKYDECK Panelized Slab Formwork
  • Use of components from the VARIOKIT Engineering Construction Kit for the assembly of a large part of the stiffeners
  • On-site project support provided by PERI supervisors