Location: New York, NY
Office Amenity Roof Terrace
Reflective of evolving contemporary work-space design, the historic Morgan North Post Office's roof landscape will be one of NYC's largest office building "sky gardens." With nearly 2 acres of open space suspended 7 floors above NYC's most active west side commercial neighborhoods, this rooftop landscape development is central to the adaptive re-use of the facility's new identity and amenity offerings. Designed to foster a strong sense of community, a complimentary mix of gathering areas is designed to function like a traditional town green.
Complimentary passive and semi-active uses are integrated within a sequence of landscape typologies - woodland forest, upland shrubland, and wildflower meadow lowland. Places for peaceful retreats, group meetings, and large events are accommodated within this shared landscape design. Curvlinear paths meander through undulating landforms, boasting shade producing trees, flowering native shrubs, and unifying ground covers, link distinctive private social "nodes." The woven composition of forest, shrub and grassland meadows register mysteriously against the surrounding cityscape context. Similar in size and scale to a neighborhood park, this rooftop landscape strikes an unmatched alternative to work environments as a calming escape destination.
Landscape Architect: HMWhite
Design Architect: SHIMODA Design Group
Architect of Record: Montroy Demarco Architects, LLPCI
Structural Engineer: Active Design Group MEP Engineer : Cosentini Associates Lighting Designer: Cosentini Associates Irrigation Engineer: WC3 Design
LEED Consultant: Vidaris Inc.
Historic Preservation: Higgines Xuasebarth & Partners Construction Manager: Urban Atlier Group
Renderings Credits:Nova Concepts