LEED Gold-targeted office mimics High Line via lush greenery

New York Metropolis’s award-winning Excessive Line has attracted one more sculptural constructing to its facet — 512 West 22nd Avenue, a up to date Chelsea workplace constructing that takes cues from the elevated park with landscaped terraces on each flooring. Designed by native structure agency COOKFOX Architects, the brand new constructing is impressed by not solely its proximity to the Excessive Line, but in addition the neighborhood’s industrial historical past. The workplace is predicted to realize LEED Gold certification. 

Situated adjoining to the “Chelsea Thicket” portion of the Excessive Line, 512 West 22nd Avenue visually extends the park’s greenery with massive landscaped terraces lower into the constructing’s profile on each flooring for a complete of over 15,000 sq. toes of outside area for occupant use. Gentle-filled workspaces, engineered for consolation and high-performance, take pleasure in direct entry and views of those landscaped areas, that are planted solely with native species. Partly shielded from view by dense tree progress on the Excessive Line, the constructing’s decrease landscaped terraces are used for occasions and outside circulation, whereas the terraces on the fourth flooring and above present direct views of the town and Hudson River past. 

The mixing of landscaped terraces provides the up to date constructing a dynamic and sculptural look that opens up on the edges. The streamlined facade of anthracite terracotta, zinc and granite is split by industrial sash-inspired home windows that wrap across the curved edges of the outside. Operable glass provides occupants management of entry to outside air.

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Along with the air purification advantages of the close by park and landscaped terraces, constructing occupants can take pleasure in entry to a state-of-the-art overhead air distribution system. The massive and versatile workplace areas may also be tailored to a variety of customers. “Designed to realize LEED Gold certification and foster an workplace atmosphere related with the pure world, 512 West 22nd Avenue units new requirements of well being and productiveness within the trendy office,” the challenge’s press launch said.