14 Street Y Renovation New York – Community Center

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14 Street Y Renovation : Manhattan Community Center

Manhattan Community Center Redevelopment Project – design by Studio ST Architects, USA

22 Jul 2009

14 Street Y Renovation Manhattan

Design: Studio ST, Architects

Construction on the renovation of the 14 Street Y Community Center began in early June and will be completed by the end of August 2009.

Designed by Esther Sperber of Studio ST Architects and Guy Zucker of Z-A Studio, the renovation includes a new entry lobby, fitness center, locker rooms and offices. The scheme conceptualizes the building as a series of sandwiched bands of multiple programs. The goal was to enhance the biggest asset of the Y as a community facility: its diverse multi-generational and multi-ethnic user base. As such, the design eschews typical institutional uniformity. The different patterns, colors and materials imbue each programmatic space with a distinct look and feel, all in a cost-conscious manner.

On the ground floor, the lobby, fitness center, locker rooms, office, fitness studios, showers and pool are reorganized as a series of parallel bands. As users move through the different spaces, they experience the variety of happenings that animate the building. For the entrance lobby, an “East Meets West” pallet was chosen, drawing on the raw grunge of the East Village and the Y’s Jewish link to the Levant. This is achieved by colorful patterns such as the blue and yellow cement floor tiles, a field of different-sized circular fluorescent lights, hanging 4-foot diameter acoustic tiles and bright yellow 100% recycled plastic lobby furniture.

14 Street Y New York – Design and Construction Team

Architecture and Design : Studio ST Architects & Z-A Studio
Client: The 14 Street Y of the Educational Alliance
Project Managers: Séamus Henchy and Associates
MEP: Goldman Copeland Associates
Acoustic Engineers: Cerami and Associates
Code Cosultants and Expediting: CODE LLC
Graphic Design: Rumors
Contractor: Technetek

14 Street Y Renovation New York information from Studio ST Architects 220709

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