Project Name: The New York Public Library
Architecture Firm: TEN Arquitectos
Firm Location: Ciudad de México, MX
Completion year: 2016
Gross Built up Area: 30,000 sf
Project Location: New York
Lead Architects: Enrique Norten
Design Team: Enrique Norten, Andrea Steele, James Carse, Joe Murray, Wook Kang, Sebastian Gutierrez, Erik Martinez
Clients: New York Public Library Tony Marx, President and CEO Joanna Pestka, FAIA, Vice President of Capital Planning and Construction
Structural Consultants: WSP Cantor Seinuk
MEP Consultants: Cosentini
Others: Lighting – Horton Lees Brogden Lighting Sustainable - Cosentini
Photo Credits: Michael MoranMore Specs
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With just 2,600 m², this branch of the New York Public Library becomes a new point of reference for both the local community and tourists passing through the Big Apple.
With an architectural program located mostly below ground level, the TEN Arquitectos project places a glass façade that practically disappears to reveal the internal dynamics of the space: a bright, open and welcoming landscape. This design feature allows anyone to see from the entrance the variety of events that take place inside, on its different levels.
The project transforms the place into a new cultural space whose objective is to bring the community together and give people the opportunity to meet, share and create new social relationships.