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VIA 57 West is a hybrid between the European perimeter block and the traditional Manhattan high-rise that creates a new typology: the “courtscraper.” With a commitment to the client’s sustainability goals, VIA was constructed with recycled, renewable, and locally sourced materials wherever possible. The stainless steel facade is 100% recyclable with no down-cycling.
More than skin deep, sustainability is reflected in many features of the building, including a highly efficient mechanical system, high-performance glass, occupancy sensors for lighting, and a hybrid water source heat pump system. The courtyard landscaping—with 80 newly planted trees and the proportions of Central Park—brings the benefits of biophilia and human interaction with nature to midtown Manhattan.
See the building's dramatic design and sustainability features up close on our tour led by project team member David Brown (BIG).
This tour is open to Urban Green Council members only. Join today at 25% off with discount code SUMMER16!
Associate & Senior Architect, BIG Bjarke Ingels Group
David Brown joined BIG in 2010 and has worked on projects such as VIA in Manhattan, 1600 Intrepid in Philadelphia, and two projects in Hawaii. Prior to joining BIG, David worked for the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) in both Rotterdam and Beijing, where he worked on The Interlace, a large-scale residential project in Singapore, the first-prize winning competition scheme for the Shenzhen Crystal Island masterplan, and the Hamburg Science Center in Germany.