Stacking up a good design
OMA designs mixed-use tower for Jersey City’s arts district
The City of Jersey City, The Athena Group and BLDG Management Co., Inc. announced today that the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) has been commissioned to design a mix use development in Jersey City’s burgeoning waterfront development, at 111 First Street. The 1.2 million SF development’s mix of program of condominiums, public amenities and hotel, artist work & live studios, gallery, retail and parking will act as a beacon for the future development of the area into Jersey City’s arts district.
The resulting volumes are stacked perpendicularly in plan to create a 52 storey tower. Alternating the orientation of each block creates a series of open spaces at their junctions: the 111 First Street Public Terrace on the 5th Floor, terraces for the hotel restaurant and spa on the17th Floor and two shared residential terraces on the 36th Floor.
source from http://www.worldarchitecturenews.com
Posted by : rayofshadow
@ Oct 14, 2009