Portuguese architect Álvaro Siza has been commissioned to layout a luxury condominium tower in New York City – his initial American task.

The true estate companies Sumaida + Khurana and LENY will announce today that they have hired Siza to design and style their most current creating: a 35-storey residential tower referred to as 611 West 56th Street.

Slated to rise on Manhattan’s West Side, near the corner of 11th Avenue and 56th Street, the tower will be positioned next to the West 57th apartment developing by Bjarke Ingels Group that is currently under development.

Siza, the 1992 Pritzker Prize laureate, has created buildings in many European and South American nations, along with Korea and China, but he has in no way created a task in the US.

“Álvaro Siza is a legendary master architect, having created a lot of of the world’s most iconic buildings more than the final half century,” mentioned Amit Khurana, founding partner of Sumaida + Khurana.

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“We are honoured to be collaborating with Siza on his first creating in the United States and believe that this will be a seminal project that captures the elegance and profound subtlety that is at the heart of his perform.”

Totalling 162,000 square feet (15,000 square metres), the tower will have about 80 units, each and every containing a single to 4 bedrooms. The 420-foot-tall (128-metre) developing will characteristic a swimming pool, fitness centre, movie screening area, roof backyard and numerous personal terraces, amongst other amenities.

The New York-primarily based company Gabellini Sheppard will collaborate with Siza on the interiors, and SLCE Architects will serve as the architect of record.

Alvaro-Siza-NYC-Tower-Site_dezeen_468 Site of the proposed Siza-made tower. Subsequent door, a creating by Bjarke Ingels Group is now underneath construction. Picture courtesy Sumaida + Khurana

If the venture receives all necessary approvals, construction is scheduled to get started in Might 2016 and be total by autumn 2018, in accordance to the developer. Pictures of the constructing will be released later on this 12 months.

Sumaida + Khurana is the developer behind 152 Elizabeth Street, a 7-storey condominium creating developed by Tadao Ando, with interiors by Gabellini Sheppard. The genuine estate company says it is “centered on developing seminal buildings via an uncompromising commitment to architecture and craft”. The constructing will be Ando’s 1st in NYC.

For LENY, which specialises in upscale residential buildings, the Siza tower marks its fourth project now underway in the city.



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