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MPD Design 09 – Showcase in New York, United States of America
1 May 2009
Meatpacking District Design Week
May 14-17, 2009
The 4th Annual Meatpacking District Design Week
Polshek Partnership Architects is proud to showcase its work as part of this year’s exciting event expected to bring 10,000 people to the Meatpacking District. With Architecture as its theme, MPD Design 09 features an extensive series of exhibitions, discussions, gatherings and tours that spotlight the creative projects and architects who work in the area.
May 14-17, 2009 (Meatpacking District) – MPD Design 09 celebrates the Meatpacking District and its identity as one of the city’s most trend-setting neighborhoods and vibrant centers of creative design. Polshek Partnership Architects has been a prominent presence here for 25 years and has recently transformed the local skyline with its award-winning Standard Hotel.
Serving as the activities hub for Design 09 is The 414 Gallery, located at 414-418 West 14th Street. Open from 11:00am – 8:00pm throughout the weekend, this pop-up gallery features the work of international designers and world-renowned architects who work in the Meatpacking District. As part of an exhibit sponsored by Architect’s Newspaper, Polshek Partnership Architects is presenting The Standard Pixelized. Six thousand photographs of the firm’s hundreds of buildings resolve into a 23′ x 10′ x 10′ image of the Standard Hotel. Computer monitors display diagrams, renderings and graphics that the firm employs to communicate architectural ideas.
In a district made up primarily of two-story 19th- and 20th-century industrial buildings and manufacturing lofts, Todd Schliemann of Polshek Partnership Architects has designed the Standard Hotel, a glass and concrete hotel rising eighteen stories. Elevated fifty-seven feet above the street and straddling the High Line, an abandoned section of an historic elevated railroad line being developed as a new linear, public park, the Standard is a stunning architectural landmark that contributes to the rich texture of the Meatpacking District. The Standard serves as the Welcome Center for MPD Design 09. From 11:00 am – 6:00 pm, May 14-17, guests are invited to the Standard’s outdoor plaza, located at 848 Washington Street, between West 13th and Little West 12th Street, where they can pick up their guide to exploring the exciting events and exhibits taking place throughout the neighborhood.
About Polshek Partnership Architects
Internationally acclaimed Polshek Partnership Architects engages in work across the spectrum of architectural endeavor, including new building design, planning and historic preservation and adaptive re-use. The majority of the partnership’s work is for not-for-profit educational, cultural, scientific, and governmental institutions. Polshek Partnership was honored with the Firm Award, the AIA’s highest accolade to an architectural firm in 1992, received the President’s Medal of the AIA/New York Chapter in 2003, and was awarded the Smithsonian Institution’s prestigious Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award in 2004. Among Polshek Partnership’s award-winning projects are: Rose Center for Earth and Space at the American Museum of Natural History, William J. Clinton Presidential Center, Carnegie Hall Expansion, Yale University Art Gallery Renovation, Weill Greenberg Center, WGBH Public Broadcasting Headquarters, Mashantucket Pequot Museum, The New York Times Printing Plant and the Brooklyn Museum Expansion.
Annual Meatpacking District Design Week information from Polshek Partnership Architects
Location:414-418 West 14th Street, New York
Key Manhattan Buildings designed by Polshek Partnership Architects
The Standard Hotel
Todd Schliemann of Polshek Partnership Architects
photo © Nikolas Koenig/Hotels AB
The Standard New York
Frank Sinatra School of the Arts
Susan T. Rodriguez / Polshek Partnership Architects
photo © Jeff Goldberg/ESTO
Frank Sinatra School of the Arts
James G. Dinan and Elizabeth R. Miller Gallery
picture © Aislinn Weidele/Polshek Partnership Architects
Museum of the City of New York Phase 1
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