Victoria Meyers architect (hMa) is pleased to announce the opening of the AIA NYChapter' s "New York Now" exhibition. New York Now is on view from October 1 to October 31, 2009.
The exhibition features hMa's DWi-P (Digital Water i-Pavilion, also known as the Battery Park City Community Center), a 65,000 sf Platinum LEED Certified Community Center featuring a 500 foot-long curved glass wall as its primary feature. Inside the center there is a diverse program of swimming pools, a gymnasium, theater, classrooms, and recreation and dance spaces. The project is in construction (see previous post for construction photos) and is scheduled to be completed by 2011.
hMa's DWi-P is the last public piece of public architecture that will be constructed in Battery Park City's North Neighborhood. hMa are also the Master Plan Architects for Battery Park City's North Neighborhood, a large-scale urban design project at the tip of Manhattan designed as a demonstration project featuring state-of-the-art green architecture. As Battery Park City's Master Plan Architects, hMa wrote the design guidelines for over one million square feet of Green architecture, including the first high-rise LEED certified residential tower built in the United States: the Solaire. hMa also wrote the design guidelines for all of the public outdoor spaces in Battery Park City's North Neighborhood, including Teardrop Park. All of the public outdoor spaces in Battery Park City are maintained practicing sustainable green landscaping practices. The parks are designed to use native plant species, with no use of artificial fertilizer or pesticides. To read more about hMa's Green Master Plans, visit the firm's website: www.hanrahanMeyers.com, and go to: Projects: Master Plans and Landscapes.
aerial view of glass arcade wall : hanrahan Meyers architects' Battery Park City Community Center Click here to view all photos of this project on www.hanrahanMeyers.com
New York Now is an exhibition curated by the American Institute of Architects New York Chapter featuring public works of all scales by Chapter Members. The Exhibition is on public view in the West Fourth Street Subway Station in Lower Manhattan, through October 31, 2009.