New York Designs
Juergen Riehm, Joanna Pestka, and Chad Groshart
Thursday, November 18, 2010
The New York Public Library, Battery Park City
175 North End Avenue
Architect Juergen Riehm, FAIA, will lead a tour of 1100: Architect’s recently completed Battery Park City branch of The New York Public Library, the most eco-friendly library within the system. Joining Riehm will be Chad Groshart from Atelier 10, the sustainability consulting firm on the project, who will address more specifically the lighting design, process, and sustainability elements of the library. Joanna Pestka from the Library will also be on hand to share the client’s perspective.
Serving the commercial and residential neighborhood of Battery Park City, the new 11,000 square-feet branch, with LEED Gold certification, is oriented toward a self-service system requiring the layout of the spaces to be easy to navigate and exceptionally user-friendly. The library’s open, bright spaces create a welcoming new public space and environment, while the design of the furniture, shelving, information desks, displays of books, and periodicals facilitate the most efficient circulation. The Battery Park City branch utilizes numerous sustainable design strategies including a technologically advanced low energy heating cooling system, low energy lighting system, and the incorporation of many recycled and renewable building materials, including cardboard, glass chips, and tires.
1100: Architect is the New York and Frankfurt-based firm of David Piscuskas and Juergen Riehm. Since 1983, the forty-one person firm’s mission has been to create “functional architecture of lasting beauty…favoring a careful consideration of light, material, and detail specific to the nature of each project.”
Reservations are required. Due to the limited number of tickets and to facilitate fair access across our membership, reservations are limited to members only. Upper level members, including League Circle firms, are limited to two reservations. Please email email@example.com. Further program information will be given upon confirmation.
This program is made possible, in part, by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.
The New York Public Library, Battery Park City, View of entry towards stair lounge area and new browse area. 1100: Architect, photo © Michael Moran.