client: gotham organization, inc.
Gotham West is a residential development west of Times Square that nearly encompasses a full city block. Two mid-rise buildings and a market-rate tower form to create a signature courtyard that is accessed from the tower’s lobby. A sculptural Japanese maple, floating within a reflecting pool, is centered with the lobby entrance, and serves as a focal feature. Other courtyard elements include illuminated resin benches, a bamboo grove, seating nooks under ribbed trellises, a social terrace and a berm planted with pines and cherry trees. The courtyard is softened by plant materials and organized by a series of striated gardens. The lines of these gardens respond to the club room geometry, which implies the courtyard as an extension of the club room. Above the club room roof is a private lounge deck that is surrounded by bamboo and flowering shrubs where club members can view over the courtyard.
A “sky terrace” on the tower’s 31st floor extends the view from a lounge toward the skyline views. A stone path extends from the lounge out into the terrace as a central spine line from which various spaces can be accessed such as the entertainment deck and bar, lawn panel, and lounge sun terrace. An iconic white illuminated resin wall helps divide the terrace uses and implies visual intrigue and sense of privacy between the two main lounging spaces. A water wall and misting stating on access to the central spine provide a terminus to central terrace walk.awards:
Merit Award – ASLA NY