Chelsea Arts Building
Gluckman Tang Architects designed this building primarily for art gallery tenants. The long-span structure and generous ceiling heights create flexible, column-free spaces that are well-suited for the display of contemporary art. In section, the building’s seven floors are staggered to provide increased opportunities for natural light, while varied floor-to-floor spacing efficiently accommodates offices and back-of-house functions.
The most distinctive feature of this building is the top floor ‘hammerhead’ configuration that allows the maximum footprint available at the top level of the building, while creating a generous terrace space on the floor below. The top floor includes a spectacular 80’ x 64’ space that is crowned with a series of north-facing saw-tooth skylights creating a premier exhibition venue or a spectacular design studio.
New York, NY