The New York Public Library | TEN Arquitectos

SAVE The New York Public Library | TEN Arquitectos

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 Moran

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Project Description

(Text as submitted by the Architects)

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.

 

 

 

 

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