West 57th Street, New York

Bjarke Ingels  BIG / Bjarke Ingels Group 


New York is becoming a greener and more welcoming city. The transformation of the Hudson riverfront, the High Line linear park, the pedestrianization of Broadway and the construction of thousands of kilometers of bicycle lanes are a few of the latest plans that have helped to generate this new city image. The West 57th residential building, rising on a coveted site facing the Hudson River, follows along this line of transformation projects.

The project is a hybrid of the traditional Danish perimeter block and the Manhattan high-rise. Its unique form combines the best of both building types: the compactness and density of a a perimeter block with its sheltered courtyard, and the airiness and panoramic views of a skyscraper. By keeping three corners of the block low and lifting the north-east portion of the building 142 meters, the volume lets light and views come into the courtyard, gracefully preserving those of the neighboring Helena Tower. The deep slope of the roof allows for a transition in scale between the low-rise structures to the south and the high-rise residential towers to the north and west of the site. The building contains predominantly residential units with a retail program at the base.


Cliente Client

Durst Fetner Residential

Arquitectos Architects

BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group

Socio responsable Partner in charge: Bjarke Ingels

Jefe de proyecto Project leader: Beat Schenk

Arquitecto Project architect: David Brown

Equipo de proyecto Project team: Alessandro Ronfini, Sören Grünert, Maya Shopova, Lauren Turner, Tiago Barros, Tyler Polich, Ivy Hume, Yi Li, Daniel Sundlin, Thomas Fagan, Aaron Hales, Hongyi Jin, Mina Rafiee, Tara Hagan, Rakel Karlsdottir, Celine Jeanne, Aleksander Tokarz, Alessio Valmori, Alvaro Garcia Mendive, Felicia Guldberg, Gabrielle Nadeau, Ho Hyung Lee, Julian Liang, Julianne Gola, Lucian Racovitan, Marcella Martinez, Dominyka Mineikyte, Eivor Davidsen, Gul Ertekin, Maria Nikolova, Minjae Kim, Mitesh Dixit, Nicklas Rasch, Riccardo Mariano, Stanley Lung, Steffan Heath, Thilani Rajarathna, Xu Li

Consultores Consultants

SLCE Architects (Architect of Record), Starr Whitehouse Landscape Architects, Thornton Tomasetti (estructura structure); Dagher Engineering(instalaciones?MEP), Langan Engineering (ingeniero civil civil), Hunter Roberts (gerente de construcción construction manager), Philip Habib & Assoc. (transporte transportation), Israel Berger & Assoc. (fachada building envelope), Nancy Packes (publicidad marketing); Van Deusen & Assoc. (ascensor lift); Cerami & Assoc. (acústica acoustical); CPP (viento wind); AKRF (estudio medioambiental environmental); German Glessner (modelado y animación renderings & animation)