Herzog & de Meuron will partner with interior designer John Pawson to design a 28-story tower for Manhattan's Bowery district.
The majority of the building will house a 370-room hotel, with 11 luxury residences on its top. All of the residential units will feature open plans and floor-to-ceiling windows offering expansive views of the city.
“Our idea was to stack two very distinct typologies on top of each other, and on one hand to express their difference, while on the other to unify them within the same building skeleton,” Jacques Herzog told ArchDaily.
On each individual floor, columns will be slightly inclined, with the two geometries of columns meeting at the corner of the building facing Christie Street. No one direction is prioritized, resulting in a sculptural corner that will be a focal point on the tower.
One unique offering of this project, called 215 Christie, will be a private garden space for residents and hotel guests.
The project is slated for completion in 2016. All renderings courtesy Herzog & de Meuron and Ian Schrager Company, the project's developer.