New York, NY
The morphological history of Manhattan island is rich in that its natural and urban ecologies are inter-related; with growth comes decline. Through the progress of time, voids are defined, where dualities in both natural and urban ecology are in constant dialectic creating and producing hybridized conditions.
Colliding Towers is located in the historic Meatpacking District, south of Chelsea, on West 19th Street, the same block as Jean Nouvel’s residential tower and Frank Gehry’s IAC office building. The tower morphologically interacts with the HighLine as it provides an opening for the continuous circulation of the elevated park, carrying over the initial idea of a continuous void that defines the interstitial spaces of the tower.