MVRDV completes radio hotel as a colorful 'vertical village' in new york

MVRDV completes radio hotel as a colorful 'vertical village' in new york

‘radio hotel and tower’ completes in new york

 

In Washington Heights, a neighborhood in the uppermost part of Manhattan, New York, Dutch studio MVRDV completes ‘Radio Hotel and Tower.’ The architecture takes shape as a stacked assemblage of colorful blocks, clad in eight different shades of glazed brick, and described by the design team as a ‘vertical village.’ A celebration of the neighborhood, the project introduces event space, offices, and 221 much-needed hotel rooms to the area.

 

With Stonehill Taylor as the architect of record, the project was designed for developer Youngwoo & Associates — who invested $300 million into the development. ‘For that investment we could have easily constructed a building in downtown Manhattan,’ says Margarette Lee, partner at Youngwoo & Associates.

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images © Ossip van Duivenbode@ossipvanduivenbode (unless otherwise stated)

 

 

learning from washington heights

 

Radio Hotel and Tower in New York expresses MVRDV’s consideration for the neighborhood and community at a range of scales. The blocks which make up the overall tower match the size of the neighboring buildings — this strategy lends a result which does not overwhelm its context, as might a slender glass skyscraper. What’s more, this stacking organization generates multiple outdoor roof terraces, each with thoughtfully curated views of Amsterdam Avenue and the city beyond.

 

The architects further celebrate the Dominican culture across Washington Heights, drawing the vibrant colors from local shopfronts to inform the building’s palette. While the brightest colors — bright green, yellow, blue, red, and orange — are found on the highest blocks, visitors at street level are met with more muted colors — plum, teal, and grey-brown.

 

We chose this location because we believe in the neighbourhood, and we have a chance here to have an impact,’ said Margarette Lee, partner at Youngwoo & Associates. ‘Seventy percent of the employees at the hotel and restaurant are from the neighbourhood; our presence here will result in a significant economic input to the community.’

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a vibrant gathering space for the community

 

With Radio Hotel, MVRDV creates a vital hub for those traveling to New York for conferences hosted by the nearby Yeshiva University and the New York Presbyterian Hospital. The hotel’s interior design, curated by New York-based studio Workshop/APD, reflects the brightly-colored exteriors.

 

Alongside the hotel programming, the building hosts ground-level retail, and over 16,000 square meters (over 170,000 square feet) of office space. The twelfth floor — within the blue block — a dedicated event space dubbed ‘Above The Heights’ can host a range of gatherings including weddings, reunions, bar mitzvahs, or quinceañeras. This event space opens out onto a dedicated rooftop terrace with sweeping views toward the city.

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Radio Hotel and Tower is clad in eight different colors of glazed brick

MVRDV new york hotelMVRDV draws colors from the local shopfronts

MVRDV new york hotela stack of smaller blocks, the large building does not overwhelm the neighborhood

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a twelfth floor event space opens out onto a dedicated rooftop terrace

MVRDV new york hotelthe outdoor terraces capture views of Amsterdam Avenue and the city beyond

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interiors by Workshop/APD reflect the vibrancy of the architecture

MVRDV new york hotelportrait of Winy Maas, principal-in-charge at MVRDV | image © designboom

 

 

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MVRDV completes radio hotel as a colorful ‘vertical village’ in new york
 
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MVRDV completes radio hotel as a colorful ‘vertical village’ in new york
 
MVRDV completes radio hotel as a colorful ‘vertical village’ in new york
 
MVRDV completes radio hotel as a colorful ‘vertical village’ in new york
 
MVRDV completes radio hotel as a colorful ‘vertical village’ in new york
 
MVRDV completes radio hotel as a colorful ‘vertical village’ in new york
 
MVRDV completes radio hotel as a colorful ‘vertical village’ in new york
 
MVRDV completes radio hotel as a colorful ‘vertical village’ in new york
 

project info:

 

project title: Radio Hotel and Tower @radiohotelnyc

architecture: MVRDV | @mvrdv

location: 2420 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY

developer: Youngwoo & Associates

interior design: Workshop/APD@workshopapd

executive architect: Stonehill Taylor Architects

photography: © Ossip van Duivenbode@ossipvanduivenbode

 

principal-in-charge: Winy Maas
partner: Frans de Witte
design team: Fedor Bron, Mick van Gemert, Mark van den Ouden, Samuel Delgado, Ronald Kam, Fouad Addou, Daniele Zonta, Yassin Matni, Giuseppe Carosini and Giuseppe Campo Antico

hotel management: Sightline Hospitality
building systems: Cosentini Associates
structural engineer: GACE consulting engineers dpc Façade Engineer: CANY Technical Services, LCC Geotechnical engineer: Langan Engineering
civil engineer: AKRF
visualizations: Antonio Luca Coco, Kirill Emelianov

copyright: MVRDV Winy Maas, Jacob van Rijs, Nathalie de Vries

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