West 57th Street by BIG

A very important project architectural design gas been develop by BIG architectural team who is combined the European stile with the traditional Manhattan that fore shore you will love it. The ideas for combine the form of pyramids inspired many architects to put they creation beyond the limits, is a great feeling and amazing when we view this type of combination, the project who will present to you is one the most great project for architecture,

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Project: West 57th Street

Designed by: Bjarke Ingels Group
Location: New York, USA
Size: 80,000 m2, heir 450 feet
Website: www.big.dk
Bjarke Ingels Group creates a yet unseen project solution in New York, redefining the residential architecture as we know it in the city, project is developed for Durst Fetner Residential.


BIG’s inaugural project in NY is a hybrid between the European perimeter block and a traditional Manhattan high-rise, West 57th has a unique shape which combines the advantages of both: the compactness and efficiency of a courtyard building providing density, a sense of intimacy and security, with the airiness and the expansive views of a skyscraper. By keeping three corners of the block low and lifting the north-east corner up towards its 467 ft peak, the courtyard opens views towards the Hudson River, bringing low western sun deep into the block and graciously preserving the adjacent Helena Tower’s views of the river.

The form of the building shifts depending on the viewer’s vantage point. While appearing like a pyramid from the West-Side-Highway, it turns into a dramatic glass spire from West 58th Street. The courtyard which is inspired by the classic Copenhagen urban oasis can be seen from the street and serves to extend the adjacent greenery of the Hudson River Park into the West 57th development. The slope of the building allows for a transition in scale between the low-rise structures to the south and the high-rise residential towers to the north and west of the site. The highly visible sloping roof consists of a simple ruled surface perforated by terraces—each one unique and south-facing. The fishbone patterns of the walls are also reflected in its elevations. Every apartment gets a bay window to amplify the benefits of the generous view and balconies which encourage interaction between residents and passers-by.

Client: Durst Fetner Residential
Collaborators: SLCE Architects Starr Whitehouse Thornton Tomasetti Dagher Engineering Langan Engineering Hunter Roberts Philip Habib & Assoc. Israel Berger & Assoc. Nancy Packes Van Deusen & Assoc. Cerami & Assoc. CPP AKRF German Glessner

Source: archiscene ,big


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