Global Advocates, an environmental advocacy group, is moving into the new LEED Platinum Office Tower at One Bryant Park in Manhattan, New York. Global Advocates breaks down into 3 departments Philanthropy, Policy, and Justice; each department uses its resources to help protect the earth for future generations.
The office design pulls together leftover materials from the transportation industry in New York and upcycles them into design elements and building materials. The organizational system and details of the office are inspired by the familiar language of the New York City subway map. The office is defined by a series of Solids, which highlight the Voids, or spaces in the office. The voids at the intersections of the office are intended to feel like a “station” or a resting place and they are typically adjacent to a destination such as the library or a conference room. The office is designed with wide aisles, clear way-finding, flexible furniture, glass offices, and sliding doors to accommodate the widest range of employees and visitors. A safe bike storage area, complete with showers, encourages employees to consider a commute with an extremely low carbon foot-print. Because the office is designed to be socially sustainable, it should need minimal alteration in the many years Global Advocates will occupy the floor.
Status: School Project
Location: New York, NY, US