’56 leonard street’ by herzog and de meuron

 

 

 

swiss architects herzog & de mueron recently revealed their design for 56 leonard street, their first residential tower in new york city. the 57 story building is designed with each floor stacked on top of one another, each one slightly askew to create dramatic cantilevers. the architects have also paid special attention to the building’s impression on ground level, by creating the feeling of permeability through cantilevered sections and a commissioned sculpture by artist anish kapoor. the piece is mirrored stainless steel which appears to be wedged into an opening at the foot of the building.

'56 leonard street' by herzog and de meuron

 

 

 

the building was designed with five key zones: lobby, ‘townhouse’ residences, amenities, tower residences, and penthouses. the lobby will feature a private mall for residences, while the amenities level will house a 75-foot infinity edge pool and outdoor sun deck, in addition to fitness center and screening room. each residence will have its own outdoor space and interiors design by the architects. homes in the building will range from 1,430 square feet to 6,380 square feet, with a price range from 0.5 million to 1 million. the building is expected to be done by the end of 2010.

'56 leonard street' by herzog and de meuron

 

 

 

‘we approached the design process for 56 leonard street from the inside out, from the homes themselves. but we also considered the outside in terms of the tribeca neighborhood. here you have the small townhouses, the old manufacturing buildings, and the high-rise buildings, but also a lot of little corners and surprising things between. the different scales characterize the neighborhood and we wanted to establish a dialogue among them. for us, creating a building is a research process. we call it a journey.’

'56 leonard street' by herzog and de meuron

'56 leonard street' by herzog and de meuron

'56 leonard street' by herzog and de meuron

'56 leonard street' by herzog and de meuron

'56 leonard street' by herzog and de meuron