Posts Tagged 'Ennead Architects'

Archtober OHNY Tours

In conjunction with Archtober, OHNY is offering three tours throughout October. Tickets are now on sale! See information below.

7 World Trade

image courtesy of David Sundberg

7 World Trade Center Tour

Monday. October 3, 2011

1:30-3:30pm, $20

A tour of 7 World Trade Center, the city’s first LEED certified office building. We will visit the newly opened WTC Marketing Center on the 10th Floor, which includes large-scale models and interactive videos about the project and neighborhood. The tour will conclude on one of the high raw floors of 7 WTC, offering sweeping news of the city.

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image courtesy of Frank Oudeman

Lower East Side Walking Tour featuring the Switch Building

Monday, October 17, 2011

1:00-2:30pm, $20

The 2009 AIA Merit Award Switch Building by nArchitects was the first in a wave of outstanding architect designed residential buildings built on the Lower East Side. In the immediate vicinity, 115 Norfolk St by Grzywinski+Pons and Bernard Tschumi’s big Blue glass building makes Norfolk street an innovative design hub of lower Manhattan. But the Lower East Side from the creation of the ubiquitous brick walk tenement building to union financed co-operative blocks on Grand Street and Robert Moses era public housing has long been a place of housing experimentation. This tour will locate these new housing prototypes in the long tradition of experimental housing in the area and meet the architects of the Switch Building nArchitects.

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image courtesy of Thomas Loof

The Standard New York Tour

Friday, October 28, 2011

4pm-6pm, $20

The eighteen-story, concrete and glass structure defines the identity of the Standard Hotel and engages its urban context through contrast. The building straddles the High Line, an abandoned section of a 75-year-old elevated railroad line, which passes over the Meatpacking District and today is the city’s newest linear public park. The tour will be led by Ennead Architects.

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Evening at Newtown Creek Raffle

Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant
July 28, 2011
6:30 – 8:30 pm

The largest of New York City’s 14 wastewater treatment plants, Newtown Creek is in the midst of a technological and aesthetic transformation. Its stainless steel digester “eggs” dominate the local skyline to demonstrate that with care, even the most utilitarian infrastructure can be an elegant combination of engineering and art.

With the cooperation of Ennead Architects and OHNY, the Department of Environmental Protection is opening up one of our city’s unexpected architectural gems, offering a tour to the top of Newtown’s digester eggs at dusk, to experience the dramatic lighting design of the Plant and of the New York City skyline on the evening of July 28th.

Enter the Evening at Newtown Creek Raffle with a donation of $20 or more. We will select two winners, who can each bring up to three guests. The Raffle remains open until Thursday, July 21 at 10pm. The winners will be announced on Friday, July 22.

(It has also been featured in the movies Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps and Salt!)

Ennead Architects: New York Designers Design New York

Ennead Architects (formerly Polshek Partnership) will lead intimate tours of buildings throughout New York City that showcase the diversity of the firm’s acclaimed portfolio.

The Frederick Phineas and Sandra Priest Rose Center for Earth and Space
Wednesday, August 25
6:30 – 7:30 pm

Celebrating its tenth anniversary, the Rose Center for Earth and Space redefined the American Museum of Natural History for the 21st century. Housed within a glass cube, the 87-foot in diameter Hayden Sphere is an immediately recognizable icon of the institution and New York City. Inside, an articulated spatial experience inspires visitors with an understanding of the wonders of the universe and the power of scientific inquiry.

The Rose Center “brings us face to face with something commensurate to our capacity for wonder” and is “an aesthetic apparition as well as a major civic event…unafraid of revealing the deep roots from which modern architecture arose,” according to Herbert Muschamp of The New York Times.

Ennead Architects will lead visitors on a tour of the Rose Center. Tickets available here.

The Standard New York
Wednesday, September 8
6:30 – 7:30 pm

Named the #1 best building of the decade by Curbed NY, The Standard New York is an eighteen-story, concrete and glass structure that provides a sleek, modern counterpoint to the historic Meatpacking district. Already a landmark in the newly re-activated city fabric of the West Village, it has been heralded as “the kind of straightforward, thoughtfully conceived building that is all too rare in the City today.”

Todd Schliemann, Partner in Ennead Architects and designer of the building, will lead the tour. Tickets available here.

Stay tuned for Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant, the last tour in the series, continuing after OHNY Weekend.

(Images courtesy of Jeff Goldberg / ESTO for Ennead Architects.)