Unusual Architecture + [USA]

New York, Stati Uniti: [ONE57 BY CHRISTIAN DE PORTZAMPARC]
One57 by Christian de Portzamparc

ONE57 West 57th Street is Extell’s new flagship residential tower and hotel development, designed by Christian de Portzamparc, a modern glass tower will transform the famed skyline of New York City.

One57 by Christian de Portzamparc

The project needed to solve the dual challenge of building the highest residential tower in New York during an emerging economic crisis on a highly irregular site. The lots finally acquired by the promoter form an « L » shape.

One57 by Christian de Portzamparc

Christian de Portzamparc draws on this complexity to provide the main thrust of his design. The result is a composition of geometric forms generated by the city’s alignment regulations, the air rights specific to this site, and by structural requirements.

One57 by Christian de Portzamparc

Each vertical element culminates in curved forms which either shelter terraces with views on Central Park or collide with the main core.

One57 by Christian de Portzamparc

The form designed to accentuate the vertiginous upward move- ment of the tower terminates in a gesture with the same form, offering a recognizable silhouette on the New York skyline.

One57 by Christian de Portzamparc

A vertical pattern of contrasting stripes comprised of two different glass types (with uniform visibility from the interior distinguish both north and south fa├žades and evoke the energetic cascade of New York’s verticality.

One57 by Christian de Portzamparc

In contrast the lateral sides of the form evoke a « Klimt-like » pattern that fluctuates with the constantly changing light exposure.

One57 by Christian de Portzamparc

This variation in theme was a necessity designed to contrast the perpendicular sides, emphasizing the polarity of the work, a key parameter generated by its views over Central Park.

One57 by Christian de Portzamparc
One57 by Christian de Portzamparc
One57 by Christian de Portzamparc
One57 by Christian de Portzamparc
One57 by Christian de Portzamparc
One57 by Christian de Portzamparc
One57 by Christian de Portzamparc
One57 by Christian de Portzamparc
One57 by Christian de Portzamparc

Location: New York, USA Architect: Christian de Portzamparc Executive Architect: SLCE Interior Design Residences: Thomas Juul-Hansen Interior Design Hotel: Yabu Pushelberg Area: 74,353 sq.m. Height: 1004’5’’ ft / 306 m – 75 floors Client: Extell Development Company