Queens New York Mixed Use
This design is a large scale mixed use project of over 345,000 GSF with 280 apartments, 50,000 GSF of commercial and 22,000 GSF of community facility. The architectural issue was to create a sympathetic mass that is over 300 feet long and 180 feet tall. Sky exposure plane zoning is used to maximize the buildable area. Volume is broken down with the use of vertical reveals and contrasting horizontal materials. The commercial area is defined by a metal canopy that extends the length of the façade and turns up to locate the entry. The community facility area is defined with smaller scale punched openings on the second and third floor.