Executive ArchitectDattner Architects
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 enhance storm water retention as well as thermal performance.
Front was involved in this project from design through construction. Our role was to provide an economical, light-weight glazing enclosure system that can be replaced from the inside. The resulting custom façade is and aluminum perforated louver system that provides views from the interior, shade 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.