client: w hotel and residences
The Residences at W New York Downtown is located in lower Manhattan. The at-grade public plaza creates an urban space with a food kiosk surrounded by a large raised wood deck with table, chairs, and built-in custom stainless steel benches and bar seating along the perimeter. A series of interplaying IPE wood and pre-cast concrete benches creates seating and conversation nodes for the lower portion of the plaza. An additional outdoor dining terrace is located adjacent to the W Hotel restaurant.
The rooftop garden is a sleek, exclusive oasis above the city that gives residents the opportunity to enjoy fantastic views of the skyline while lounging in the sun and entertaining guests in built-in sinous lounges and shade structures. Groves of birch saplings and swathes of ornamental grasses and perennials create a natural foil to the hardscape.