BIG has designed the West 57th residential tower in New York. This design has evolved from BIG’s previous residential projects in Copenhagen, Denmark. The W57 design brings a huge south-west facing slope, with protected green space making up the heart of the project. One of the key features of the W57 building is the the center courtyard, which tries to emulate the open greenery effect of New York’s Central Park in the city.
W57 introduces an entirely new residential typology to New York City that will add an inviting twist to the Manhattan Skyline. The building is a hybrid between the European perimeter block and a traditional Manhattan high-rise. West 57th has a unique shape which combines the advantages of both: the compactness and efficiency of a courtyard building providing density, a sense of inti¬macy and security, with the airiness and the expansive views of a skyscraper.