Radio Lodge is designed by MVRDV as a stack of vibrant blocks

by Editors Staff

Radio Lodge is designed by MVRDV as a stack of vibrant blocks

MVRDV’s Radio Lodge brings a splash of color to the Washington Heights neighbourhood in New York 

The Washington Heights neighourhood of Manhattan isn’t normally related to fashionable high-rise constructions, however the just lately opened Radio Lodge, designed by the Dutch structure agency MDRDV for developer Youngwoo & Associates, heralds a contemporary dynamism for the years to return. As the primary accomplished constructing in the USA by the Dutch observe, the Radio Lodge embodies MDRDV’s overarching rules of mixing thrilling design with an urbanistic sensitivity.

Alongside its eye-catching construction, which is fashioned by a loosely organized stack of blocks, the constructing is moulded after a ‘vertical village’ idea that brings many much-needed facilities, comparable to versatile workplace areas, hospitality occasion areas and the resort, which might be all accessible to the area people and past. 

Images: Ossip van Duivenbode

Working with Stonehill Taylor because the architects of report, MDRDV has created a vibrant, 23-storey constructing that takes over one total metropolis block. To masks its sizeable footprint, the agency opted to stack the constructing types, of which there are eight, creating a singular visible rhythm within the surrounding context, whereas additionally including a big quantity of outside terrace house in order to not overwhelm both.

Every glazed brick block sports activities a distinct hue, impressed by the vigorous and diversified storefronts and signage within the neighbourhood. With the brightest colors on the prime and extra muted tones nearer to floor degree, the constructing exudes an uplifting spirit from a wide range of viewpoints.

Images: Ossip van Duivenbode

‘Washington Heights has a singular and thrilling character, very totally different from the opposite Manhattan neighbourhoods additional south,’ says MVRDV founding accomplice Winy Maas. ‘The design of Radio Lodge and Tower is impressed by that character – we took the smaller blocks which might be typical within the neighbourhood and stacked them right into a vertical village. Add to that the intense colors that you just see throughout the realm, and the venture is sort of a beacon celebrating this a part of town.’

Dwelling to 221 rooms, the Radio Lodge will serve an current inflow of holiday makers to the realm, whether or not it’s to attend conferences at Yeshiva College or New York Presbyterian-Columbia College Hospital shut by. Its interiors, designed by Workshop/APD, complement the constructing’s exterior by pairing brightly colored loos with extra muted furnishings to create a serene reprieve. 

Images: Ossip van Duivenbode

On the twelfth ground, a devoted occasion house within the blue block, often known as Above the Heights, will function a venue for a big selection of occasions, comparable to weddings, household reunions, bar mitzvahs and quinceañeras – a primary of its variety within the multicultural neighbourhood.

Set in opposition to views of Manhattan, with an outside terrace, lounge and bar seating at guests’ disposal, the subtle house purposefully considers the wants of the area people in a bid to serve it. §

Images: Ossip van Duivenbode

Images: Ossip van Duivenbode


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