Alvaro Siza: home in New York

Alvaro Siza, a living classic of modernism, will build his first building in the United States – a 35-story skyscraper in the center of Manhattan. It was announced last summer that New York development companies Sumaida + Khurana and LENY had invited Alvaro Siza to build a luxury condominium on the West Side. And only now it has become known that the project is almost ready and implementation will start in May. Construction is planned to be completed in the year of the 85th anniversary of the architect, Pritzker laureate, in the fall of 2018.

A 35-story luxury building will rise at the intersection of 11th Avenue and 56th Street in Manhattan. There will be a rooftop garden, sunbathing area and several private terraces, a swimming pool, spa and fitness center, children’s playroom, cinema room and party facilities. The skyscraper is planned to have approximately 80 apartments with one to four bedrooms, as well as several large penthouses.

82-year-old Portuguese Alvaro Siza Vieira is the winner of the most prestigious architectural awards, including the Pritzker Prize, the Mies van der Rohe Prize, the Gold Medal of the Royal Institute of British Architects, the Venetian Golden Lion and many others. However, he began building outside his native Portugal and the European Union relatively recently – only in the second half of the 2000s. In 2007, his South Korean project, the Mimesis Museum of Contemporary Art, was implemented. In 2008, the Ibere ​​Camargo Foundation art center was built in Porto Alegre, Brazil. In 2014 – again in South Korea, the Campus of the cosmetics company Amore Pacific, and the first project in China – the Administrative “Building on the Water” of the Shihlien Chemical Industrial chemical plant. And now it’s New York’s turn.

Alvaro Siza. The administrative building on the water of the Shihlien Chemical Industrial Huai’an plant is the first building in China.

Alvaro Siza. Amore Pacific campus.

Alvaro Siza. Concert hall near Barcelona.

Photo: provided by the architects’ press service

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