In Construction : New Buildings by hMa: Victoria Meyers architect
Victoria Meyers architect (hMa) is pleased to announce the upcoming openings of three projects currently in construction. Infinity Chapel is scheduled for completion, and will be officially opening to the public this Spring, 2010. The Won Buddhist Retreat is scheduled for completion in 2011. DWi-P: Digital Water i-Pavilion (Battery Park City Community Center) is scheduled for completion in 2012.
DWi-P is on target to earn a Platinum LEED certification – the highest level certification for Green construction. DWi-P will include a 500-foot long interactive Glass wall, which will be inscribed with a composition, WaTER, by composer Michael Schumacher. DWi-P's other major public feature will be its occupiable Green Roof, the Ballfields Terrace.
The Buddhist Retreat will include five new wood-frame buildings, including five courtyard buildings with linked ‘infinity’ shaped diagrams, and is scheduled to be built with a Zero-Carbon Footprint. The Buddhist campus will include five geo-thermal wells, a solar panel field for electricity, and a central bio-mass boiler. All buildings will be constructed using FSC wood.
Infinity Chapel will feature a unique exposition of glass surfaces and light, as well as wood insertions from Miya Shoji, wood artisans. Infinity Chapel is located at 171 MacDougal Street in Lower Manhattan. Visitors will be welcome to stop by, after March 15, 2010.
We look forward to seeing friends and colleagues at the openings of all three buildings!
Won Buddhist Center : view of Permanent Residence (left) and view of site from Permanent Residence: Victoria Meyers architect.
For more information about these projects, or for more about hMa, visit our website: www.hanrahanMeyers.com.