New York Public Library, Battery Park City
- 1100 Architect
- New York
This 10,500-square-foot library, which occupies the bottom two floors of a residential highrise development in Battery Park City, was commissioned to meet the needs of a new and rapidly growing community. As a new branch without an ingrained pattern of community use, it was critical for the design to be flexible and establish a presence that would attract visitors. Open, bright spaces create a welcoming environment for the public, while the user-friendly layout is easy to navigate. The folded planes of the ceiling guide the visitor’s eye through the library, to physically and visually unify the entire space. The most eco-friendly of the New York Public Library branches, the project utilizes numerous sustainable design strategies and is LEED Gold certified.
Contract Interiors Award – Public Space, The New York Public Library, Battery Park City, 2012.
The National Terrazzo and Mosaic Association Port Morris Tile and Marble Corporation Catalyst Craftsmanship Award, The New York Public Library, Battery Park City, 2011.
Interior Design Best of Year Merit Award, The New York Public Library, Battery Park City, 2010.