The Hotel is located in Chelsea, Manhattan on 10th avenue between 20th street and 21st street. The program includes 200 units above the ground floor maximizing the area available for retail space. One of the major attributes that drives the design of the hotel is the Highline, located directly to its west. This elevated and pedestrian architectural greenway becomes the theoretical basis for a hotel in the sky; giving rise to a particular approach of programmatic spaces that relate directly to the city. The hotel will organize itself perpendicular to the highline allowing the guests to connect with the city at different levels of architectural space. The pedestrians from the highline gain from this strategy a direct connection with the hotel as well as with the city. The development of the design is generated from a modular surface that mutates and becomes the unit; creating the complexity of the hotel.
Status: School Project
Location: New York, NY, US