Location: New York, New York
As Manhattan’s first luxury condominium tower on the acclaimed High, the Caledonia is recognized and identified by its central contemplative common courtyard and roof garden landscapes. HMWhite’s design blurs the intersection of building and landscape where interior common amenity facilities spill out onto a sequence of outdoor rooms within a Mediterranean inspired hillside landscape. A water-retaining green roof system supports an expansive wildflower meadow that emerges as a spatial ordering landscape element. Each room with its distinctive use is further defined and buffered by flowering fruit trees. The central courtyard garden serves as a place of repose to invite quiet contemplative activities. Sitting rooms have been carved out of a central undulating grassland meadow that provides a landscape feature with ever changing seasonal qualities.
Whether it is the elevated sky gardens overlooking Chelsea’s neighborhood skyline or the intimacy of the enclosed central courtyard, each of the Caledonia’s landscape environments provide a vital natural resource while adding significant value to each residence.
Client:The Related Companies
Landscape Architect: HMWhite
Architect: Handel Architects, LLP
Interior Design: Clodagh
Structural Engineer: Cantor Seinuk
MEP Engineer: IM Robbins Consulting Engineers
Civil Engineer: Philip Habib and Associates
Irrigation Engineer: WC3 Design