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Project: "VIA 57 West"
Company:BIG
Designer(s): BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group, United States
Category: , Professional
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Entry Description: VIA 57 WEST creates a new typology – the “courtscraper.” VIA combines the advantages of European perimeter block and the traditional Manhattan high-rise: the compactness, density, and intimacy of a classic courtyard building, with the airiness and the expansive views of a skyscraper. In a similar manner, VIA’s ‘Scandamerican’ interior blends Scandinavian design and American comfort with an emphasis on richly textured natural materials such as brick, white oak, recycled leather, and blackened steel. The spatial progression brings you from the street into a refined, elegant, and minimal lobby with direct views to the natural environment of the courtyard. Like a metropolitan backyard, the courtyard recreates habitats native to the Hudson River Valley and is framed by all the amenities of the building, fostering a sense of community for the residents. From above, residents can look into an urban oasis, their very own Central Park.

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