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Pawson and Herzog & de Meuron join forces on New York tower

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John Pawson and Herzog & de Meuron have revealed plans for a new 28-storey mixed-use skyscraper in the Bowery, New York

The duo are working together on the 215 Chrystie Street project for New York-based developer Ian Schrager.

Planned to complete in 2016, the tower will feature a 370-room hotel with 11 luxury apartments above.

Herzog & de Meuron has designed the exposed concrete building’s exterior while Pawson has focussed on the dwellings’ interiors.

Jacques Herzog of the studio said: ‘Our idea was to stack two very distinct typologies on top of each other, and on one hand to express their difference, while on the other to unify them within the same building skeleton.’

He continued: ‘It was also our aim to complement them with a diverse mix of uses so that the building becomes like a city within the city.’

The apartment’s will feature full-height walnut panelling, ten-foot ceilings and wide-plank white oak floors imported from Austria.

Pawson said: ‘The interiors of the 215 Chrystie residences are charged with atmosphere, where the fundamental qualities of light, surface and proportions are such that the experience of space itself is transformed. The goal was to express the details of life in the details of the architecture.’

Schrager added: ‘This is a truly international collaboration, bringing together leading architects and designers from around the world to create a building and residences for the next generation – a revolutionary new genre of urban living.’

John Pawson's and Herzog&de Meuron's skyscraper proposal in New York

John Pawson’s and Herzog & de Meuron’s skyscraper proposal in New York

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