The UK Fundamental architectural practice introduces its proposta that gained a runner-up place in Metropolis Magazine’s Living Cities Competition, an agreement with New York Tomorrow about a skyscraper, a nondescript tower constructed out of steel frame and glass curtain wall.
This revolutionary design blends advanced structural technology with an innovative programmatic organisation in order to layout people from all walks of life to the city of NY, USA. The New York Tomorrow tower cantilevers out over a neighbouring building in order to achieve the appropriate space for a large mid-level lobby space, despite the fact that the proportion of the site is only 18 by 70 feet long.
This lobby will be accessed from the street through elevators and will service the upper residential floors of the building. Furthermore, the upper levels will accommodate apartments of diverse proportions so as to shelter a wide range of potential tenants. In this project the energy conservation and passive thermal control scenario are highly considered.
The south façade of New York Tomorrow is a double skin that assures undue solar heating. On the other hand the north façade is positioned so as to catch wind flow for passive ventilation, which effective by the thinness of the tower. According to the architects of the Fundamental firm, this tower “merges concepts of living, playing and study.
It serves as a hybrid machine for people of different preoccupations to meet and talk with each other, to have casual or arranged meetings. This space would convert the tower into a public venue for the community and the neighbourhood.”