Archive for January 23rd, 2011

January 23, 2011

AIA New York Chapter announced the winners of the 2010 Design Awards

AIA New York Chapter announced the winners of the 2010 Design Awards. Four juries – architecture, interiors, unbuilt work, and urban design – reviewed 425 entries, selecting thirty-four winners. The Design Awards is a prestigious competition held annually by the AIANY to honor excellence in architectural design for projects in New York City and by New York City architects worldwide.

Architecture Honor Award Winners:

Steven Holl ArchitectsKnut Hamsun Center / Hamarøy, Norway
Steven Holl Architects / Vanke Center – Horizontal Skyscraper / Shenzen, China
Peter Gluck and Partners / East Harlem School / New York, NY
Marble Fairbanks / Toni Stabile Student Center / New York, NY
Thomas Phifer and Partners / Fishers Island House / Fishers Island, NY
Morphosis Architects 41 Cooper Square / New York, NY
Toshiko Mori Architect PLLC / The Eleanor and Wilson Greatbatch Pavilion / Buffalo, NY

Architecture Merit Award Winners:

STUDIOS Architecture / 200 Fifth Avenue / New York, NY
Handel Architects LLP / New Amsterdam Plein & Pavilion / New York, NY
SAA/Stan Allen Architect / Salim Publishing House / Paju Book City, Korea
Philip Wu Architect / 39 East 13th Street / New York, NY
Garrison Atchitects / Koby / Albion, MI
Rafael Viñoly Architects PC / Carrasco International Airport New Terminal / Montevideo, Uruguay

Interiors Honor Award Winners:

Peter Marino Architect / Chanel Robertson Blvd. / Los Angeles, CA
Butler Rogers Baskett / Trinity School – Johnson Chapel / New York, NY

Interiors Merit Award Winners:

Lyn Rice Architects / The New School Welcome Center / New York, NY
Garrison Architects / Slocum Hall / Syracuse, NY
STUDIOS Architecture / Dow Jones Offices / New York, NY
Shelton, Mindel & Associates / Manhattan Rooftop Duplex / New York, NY

Unbuilt Work Merit Award Winners:

Della Valle Bernheimer / R-House / Syracuse, NY
Ginseng Chicken Architecture P.C. / Open Paradox / Seoul, South Korea
EASTON+COMBS / Lux Nova / Queens, NY
OBRA Architects / Korean Cultural Center New York / New York, NY
Pelli Clarke Pelli ArchitectsTransbay Transit Center / San Francisco, CA
H Associates / Chungnam Government Complex / Hongsung, South Korea
Konyk Architecture PC / Urban Aeration / Dallas, TX
Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates PC / Tianjin Hang Lung / Plazaianjin, China
Architecture Research Office / On the Water: Palisade Bay / New York – New Jersey Upper Bay
OBRA Architects / The Great Hall at Grace Farms / New Canaan, CT
Audrey Matlock Architect / Medeu Sports Center / Medeu, Kazakhstan

Urban Design Honor Award Winner:

James Corner Field Operations and Diller Scofidio + RenfroThe High Line / New York, NY

Urban Design Merit Award Winners:

Architectural Research Office / Five Principles for Greenwich South / New York, NY
Rogers Marvel Architects, PLLC and di Domenico + Partners, LLP / MTA Flood Mitigation Streetscape Design / New York, NY
dlandstudio llc / BQE Trench: Reconnection Strategies for Brooklyn / Brooklyn, NY


January 23, 2011

Urban Market by KPF

Architect: Kohn Pederson Fox
Team Leaders: Paul Katz, FAIA  HKIA, James Von Klemperer, FAIA   Jeffrey A. Kenoff, AIA, Gary  Stluka, AIA, Bernard Chang, Audrey Choi
Awards: AIA New York City Chapter Design Award (2010), MIPIM Architectural Review Future Projects Award (2007)
Location: Tianjin, China
Estimated Completion: 2014
Size: 1.6 million GSF / 153,000 GSM
Client: Hang Lung Properties

The 2010 AIA New York winners were recently announced (we’ll share the full over view this weekend with you), and this project by Kohn Pedersen Fox received a design award in the Unbuilt category.   Just like the other winning projects, the design showcases New York talent and was chosen for its “design quality, program resolution, innovation, thoughtfulness and technique.”  The project, entitled Urban Market, is for Tianjin, China.  The urban center is a way to reinvigorate the river banks through new uses, such as cultural institutions.  The hope it that the center will grow to establish “a new identity for the city that links its culture to its historic place of commerce.”Clad in transparent materials, the building allows the interior program to engage the surrounding streets.   The structure curves dramatically upward from the riverside and converges with the opposing six story south facade.The building’s form engages the disconnected edges of the site and unites them within a single carapace.  Two major interior boulevards allow pedestrians to flow from the east to west side of the site, and gather at a large central plaza.  This porous circulation allows passersby to filter through the building at different entry points.   This frequent flow of people turns the building into a modern version of a “traditional bustling merchant setting.”

January 23, 2011

WTC 3 | Richard Rogers classic industrial

175 Greenwich Street – Proposed WTC Tower # 3 – by Richard Rogers

Images thanks to STR on Wired New York forum.

The X elements on the facade of WTC3 wil be lit up at night by LED lamps- with changing colors.Designs for the former World Trade Center site were unveiled at a press conference in New York by developer Larry Silverstein and officials from the Port Authority. Richard Rogers Partnership’s design for 175 Greenwich Street – identified as ‘Tower 3’ in Studio Daniel Libeskind’s Masterplan for the redevelopment of the former WTC site – is located on a site bounded by Greenwich Street to the west, Church Street to the east, Dey Street to the north and Courtlandt Street to the south. RRP’s tower is at the core of the various buildings around the proposed WTC Memorial and Cultural Center. The design of the tower addresses this central position and accentuates the building’s verticality relative to the Memorial site.The tower will be 1,155 ft, with 71 storeys above street level and four below. The total gross area of 2.8 million sq ft will include two levels of retail space, five levels of trading space and 54 levels of office space. It is envisaged that the tower will consist of a central concrete core (steel encased in reinforced concrete) and an external structural steel frame which will be clad in stainless steel.,6,12,1239