New York, NY. 2006 (2011)
Located at the western edgeof Midtown Manhattan, the mixed use development, Mercedes House, occupies threequarters of a block on the 11 th Avenue between the 53 and 54. The project shifts diagonally across thesite in a unique orientation to the Manhattan grid, reducing the building’smass adjacent to the neighboring buildings. The building fills a voidin the urban fabric by integrating multiple commercial uses at the base andproviding needed housing in the 27 floors above. The rest of the programincludes a Mercedes Benz showroom, a horse stable for the NYPD Mounted Police,a neighborhood market and a health club.