TriBeCa apartment block, Hubert Street New York, Architecture, Architect, Project

TriBeCa apartment block, NYC : Hubert Street Building

Manhattan Residential Development – design by David Chipperfield Architects

Jun 19, 2008

TriBeCa apartment block

David Chipperfield Architects’ New York residential development receives unanimous approval from Landmarks Preservation Committee

TriBeCa apartments
image : Richard Davies

30-50 Hubert Street, David Chipperfield Architects’ residential development in the TriBeCa district of New York, has received unanimous approval from the New York City Landmarks Preservation Committee on 10 June 2008.

The project will transform an eleven storey building, built as a warehouse between 1903 and 1906, into a residential apartment block.

In its recent history, the building has seen a number of negative interventions, including the removal of the historic cornice and the infilling of the street-level areaway. The overall integrity has been further eroded by brickwork over-painting on the base of the building, un-openable, single-paned windows and a series of modifications to the ground level windows.

David Chipperfield Architects’ scheme consists of a systematic programme of repair, renovation and intervention – the most significant intervention being the creation of a new rooftop addition. The zinc-clad volumes, in combination with a zinc-clad projection, establish a new top to the building that reinterprets the original historic cornice and the informal roofscape synonymous with this typology and with Manhattan.

Internally, the programme of repair and intervention is continued, reconciling the market demands of a residential program with the structural clarity of the existing building. Existing columns, repaired brickwork, and the structural floor/ceiling system will remain clearly readable internally. This will form the character of the interior spaces, with carefully inserted elements forming new dividing walls, floors, bathrooms, and kitchens. This spatial and material combination will establish a relationship to the overall building from within individual apartments and evoke the idea of the loft apartment.

Completion is scheduled for 2010.

TriBeCa apartment block image / information from David Chipperfield Architects

TriBeCa apartment block design : David Chipperfield Architects

Location: 30-50 Hubert Street, New York City, USA

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