New York, NY
Concept Design - Site A
CetraRuddy developed two concepts for a 178,000 SF, 17-story, commercial building located in Greenwich Village. The design of the urban environment evolves beyond utilitarian concerns to create an office environment that addresses mental and physical well-being and employs environmentally responsive design solutions. This results in a long south facade exposure, allowing an abundance of natural light to flow into the working environment.
Site A offers a rectilinear approach, expressed through the facade pattern, a derivative of a structural grid, consisting of glazed terracotta pilasters, glass infill and vertical metal fins. The vertical fins vary in depth and are distributed to block direct sunlight to the interior space, without inhibiting daylight or obstructing city views. In massing, setbacks allow for three indoor/outdoor terraces and balconies on floors 3-11, offering increased opportunities for green space and access to fresh air. The highly flexible floorplans will accommodate a range of working styles, supporting fluidity and opportunities for individual thinking and co-working.