‘West 57th Street’

West 57th Street complex is designed by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) which is under construction in New York City, United States.

The 80,000 m2 project is a 32 floor residential tower that will finally have 600 apartments.

Sampling from both European and American typologies of density housing, the design explores a new hybrid standard that combines a traditional courtyard building with Manhattan’s high-rise form. After compactness and efficiency is achieved through a perimeter block organization, the north-east corner is pulled up vertically to a height of 142 m. By keeping the other three corners low to street level, the courtyard is opened towards the Hudson River, providing views and sunlight into every unit.

The project is set for completion in spring 2015.

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