Manhattan Districts 1/2/5 Sanitation Garage / 2016

ArchitectDattner Architects and WXY collaboration

Situated on the Hudson River waterfront in the Soho neighborhood of lower Manhattan, The Manhattan Districts 1/2/5 Garage accommodates over 150 sanitation vehicles for three different districts. The impressive structure also houses vehicle wash facilities for each district, as well as centralized fueling and repair facilities. The building boasts a green roof to soften views from neighboring buildings and provide storm water retention, and a high performance facade system with solar shading optimized for the site orientation.

Front was involved in this project from design development through construction and developed the design for an economical, light-weight glazing enclosure that can be replaced from the inside. The resulting custom fa├žade includes an exterior perforated aluminum louver system that provides views from the interior, solar shading from south and west sun, and forms the identity of the building.

The garage won the AIA Honor Award, and is designed to achieve a LEED Gold certification.