Arts + Culture
Kunlé Adeyemi of NLÉ Works, the architect of the pavillion for A Prelude to The Shed, inside the structure. Photo: Timothy Schenck.

Meet the Nigerian Architect Who Built a Transformative Arts Center in the Middle of NYC

We talk to Kunlé Adeyemi about his design of A Prelude to The Shed.

Kunlé Adeyemi is helping launch New York City's latest innovative arts center, The Shed.

The Nigerian-born architect, designer and urban researcher is the person behind the transformable structure of Prelude, a temporary space built ahead of the launch The Shed in 2019.

Kunlé, who has completed projects like the widely-covered Makoko Floating School with his company Nlé Works, collaborated with artist Tino Sehgal for the Prelude space, which features a fluid structure that can be reconfigured to the desire of the artists and performers.

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