Richard Sarrach: el // Tower




 
  • ©2008, Richard Sarrach

Artist(s):


Title:


    el // Tower

Exhibition:


Creation Year:


    2008

Category:



Artist Statement:


    A colossal open-air rooftop retail and hotel complex in New York, the el // Tower represents a new urban typology for the 21st century. Utilizing a single surface as a branded wrapper, the structural diagrid transforms from a horizontal trellis to a vertical bris-soleil along a distance of three city blocks. Enclosing over 10.1 million cubic feet, the new complex envisions the future skyscraper as an (L) system in which future urban expansion is now multi-directional, as it simultaneously increases horizontally and vertically.


Other Information:


    Principal
    Evan Douglis

    Project Director
    Richard Sarrach

    Design Team
    Jeremy Carvalho
    Tamaki Uchikawa
    Che-Wei Wang
    David Mans
    Peter VanHage
    Dan Breitner

    Engineers
    Ashok Raiji
    Mahadev Raman (mechanical)
    Ricardo M Pittella
    Matthew Clark (structural)
    ARUP

    Cost Estimator
    Ethan Burrows
    Project Manager
    Davis Langdon

    Location
    New York, New York USA

    3D printing of Evan Douglis Studio models was made possible through a donation from York Technical College / 3D Systems