The proposal’s program, planning and design are founded on the site’s existing historical architecture and luminous adjacency to the river.

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CULTURAL INSTITUTION ENTRY AND RELATIONSHIP TO STREET

CONTEXT MODEL

CONTEXT MODEL

TOWER AND BASE IN CONTEXT

SITE PLAN AND CONTEXT

PROGRAM SECTION

PROGRAM PLAN AT VARIOUS LEVELS

CONCEPT MODEL FOUNDED ON LIGHT

MODEL DETAIL OF TOWER ENVELOPE

MODEL DETAIL

Description

Architecture Operations D.P.C. with James Carpenter Design worked with the Moinian Group on a competition organized by the City of New York.  Our design for the bid sought to preserve the character and public spirit of the 1931 YMCA Seamen’s House building, adaptively reusing it and adding a complementary base and tower to the eastern edge of the site. The project was organized to support a cultural museum program, communal office spaces, a limited amount of retail at grade and at the top of the podium massing, and office spaces in the tower.

The glass tower connects to the architectural vocabulary of the new West Chelsea Arts and Highline district and is recessed from the existing Seamen’s House which anchors the development in the working waterfront and maritime past.

Project Budget: $75,000,000
Project Area is 173,000 sq feet
Project Scope: Commercial Tower, Arts Institution, Adaptive Reuse of Historic Building
Project Duration: Proposal
Client: Monian Group
Architect: Architecture Operations D.P.C.
Artist: James Carpenter Design Associates Inc.