Competition to design a tower in New York. Location: W125 Street, W130 Street and Broadway.
A mix use tower of 312 meters high, 78 floors, 650 000 square meters, grouping luxury hotel, offices, houses, schools, library, museum, art gallery, theatre, opera, sport hall, fitness, shopping mall, parking , bio market, etc.
Manhattan fragments the urban space into a grid of rectangular blocks, which, surrounded by a moat (Hudson, East and Harlem rivers), is forced to expand only upwards or downwards. Managing density is the key to the construction of future human cities ; the goal of this project is to create areas of different densities within the tower.
An exoskeleton based on triangle patterns holds the structure from the outside, and extensive design is undertaken on elevators and internal escalators.
In order to enable exchanges of hot and cold air, the building’s inner facade is a double skin laminated low iron single glass. The transparency of these glass panels offers a good natural light inside the building.