GREEN GATE BUILDING
-FINALIST of Manhattan Wildscraper Competition
Manhattan is an urban and cultural phenomenon. It has unique external factors that influence on his appearance. An extremely congestion produces certain complexities with accessibility, overcrowd, lack of open space, sun light and many ecological problems.
New York is a modern city that keeps up with the time. So it is necessary to use latest technical advances and search a fresh perspective on its problems. However, Manhattan is a pearl of the city. It has already had his recognizable image. Therefore it was an aim for us to include New skyscraper delicately into existing environment.
Firstly, we decided to be guided by the Zoning Resolution to be sure that there will be enough air and sunlight on the ground surround the building. It also makes a noticeable pyramidal shape of the skyscraper.
Secondly, we were really impressed by Art Deco style and the idea is to view from the other side, try to adapt it to nowadays and keep in touch with the past of Manhattan.
However our main aim is to make citizens of mega polis feel proximity to the nature even from their office window. So, we include plants into the skyscraper, that is classic and contemporary at the same time. The garden smoothly goes from the outside to the interiors of the building and climbs up by ledges of pyramidal shape of the skyscraper, forming a special green framework. (Just like our grannies made for their weaving flowers) Thereby everyone can feel himself in the thickets of the garden somewhere in the countryside during daily routine.
So, our Green skyscraper will make Manhattan a little bit closer to the green island, that it used to be hundreds of years ago.