World Leisure Jobs - Snøhetta's new public garden at 550 Madison to be "green oasis"...
20 Jan 2020 World leisure: news, training & property
 
 
HOME
JOBS
NEWS
FEATURES
PRODUCTS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTION
PRINT SUBSCRIPTION
ADVERTISE
CONTACT US
Sign up for FREE ezine
Latest news

10 Dec 2019

Snøhetta's new public garden at 550 Madison to be "green oasis"
BY Stu Robarts

The new designs will increase the amount of public open space at the building by 50 per cent

The new designs will increase the amount of public open space at the building by 50 per cent

A new public garden, designed by Snøhetta, is being created at the prestigious 550 Madison tower in Manhattan, with the aim of introducing much needed green space to the area and honouring the vision of the building's original architects.

Designed by Philip Johnson and John Burgee, 550 Madison was initially intended to be a community amenity with public open space, in addition to an office tower.

Co-owner of the building the Olayan Group says the amount of public space at the tower has declined over the years due to multiple alterations and that this has compounded the lack of public in the East Midtown area as a whole.

It describes the building's current provision as "a dark, enclosed, and underutilised space with minimal vegetation".

As part of ongoing renovations that Olayan is carrying out, Snøhetta were enlisted to create "a welcoming sensory retreat" for tenants and the local community to enjoy.

The new designs, conceived as a green oasis for the area, will see the amount of public open space increased by 50 per cent to more than 21,000sq ft (1,950sq m).

Almost half of the space will be planted with flora including annuals, perennials and evergreens chosen to celebrate the local climate, as well as 45-50 trees.

There will also be more seating, tables, public bathrooms and bike racks.

Referencing Johnson and Burgee's original vison, Erik Horvat, managing director of real estate at Olayan America, said: "Snøhetta is restoring their intention for the open space with a reimagined new public garden that will further improve the vitality of East Midtown.

"As the largest outdoor space of its kind in this district, the garden at 550 Madison will be a new anchor point in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, and a huge amenity to the local community and our world-class office tenants."

Michelle Delk, partner and director of landscape architecture at Snøhetta, said: "A contrast to the urbanity of midtown, this new garden complements the adjacent tower while drawing upon the vibrancy of the neighbourhood and the natural history of the region, offering visitors an immersive respite in the city."

The public garden is due to open next year.



Connect with
World Leisure
Magazine:
View issue contents
Sign up:
Instant Alerts/zines

Print edition
 

News headlines
Carlo Ratti Associati creates vision for newly joined-up Lugano waterfront
Carlo Ratti Associati creates vision for newly joined-up Lugano waterfront   17 Jan 2020

Carlo Ratti Associati (CRA) and Mobility in Chain (MIC) have unveiled a new vision for the waterfront of Lugano, Switzerland, aimed at better linking .... more>>
RMJM Shanghai's Xiangjiang Gate elegantly mixes heritage with a modern aesthetic
RMJM Shanghai's Xiangjiang Gate elegantly mixes heritage with a modern aesthetic   17 Jan 2020

RMJM Shanghai has won a competition to design a monument for the Hengyang in Hunan Province, China, with a design aimed at reflecting the city's .... more>>
Hyatt partners with Headspace for exclusive wellbeing collaboration
Hyatt partners with Headspace for exclusive wellbeing collaboration   17 Jan 2020

Hyatt Hotels has announced a collaboration with mindfulness app provider Headspace, set to roll out in the coming months at Hyatt-branded hotels. .... more>>
Carden Park welcomes brand new £10m spa with Bollinger garden bar
Carden Park welcomes brand new £10m spa with Bollinger garden bar   17 Jan 2020

Carden Park Hotel, Cheshire, UK, has officially launched a new spa following a £10m construction project. The Spa at Carden spans 4,500sq m and was .... more>>
Company profile


Proinsight Research Ltd

Our main services are mystery shopping, internal audits and consumer research.

View full profile>>

Catalogue gallery


Featured Supplier

Seth Mattison to speak at ISPA Talent Symposium

Seth Mattison to speak at ISPA Talent Symposium

The International SPA Association (ISPA) will hold its inaugural ISPA Talent Symposium on 15 April at The Ritz-Carlton, Bacara in Santa Barbara, CA. More>>




in this issue

• Everyone Active reveals boutique format
• Fusion invests £2m in eight centre upgrades
• Bewilderwood to open second site



World Leisure jobs




Personal / Fitness Trainer - East Ham High Street
Salary: Fantastic Benefits
Location: London, England
Company: The Gym Group
Receptionist
Salary: Competitive
Location: Seymour Place, London, UK
Company: Everyone Active
Personal / Fitness Trainer - Manchester Ashton Old Road
Salary: Fantastic Benefits
Location: Greater Manchester, England
Company: The Gym Group
Commercial Manager
Salary: £28,000 - £32,000
Location: Blackpool Tower, Blackpool, UK
Company: The Blackpool Tower
Diary dates
Powered by leisurediary.com




21-23 Jan 2020

BIGGA Turf Management Exhibition (BTME)

Harrogate Convention Centre, Harrogate, United Kingdom


23-26 Jan 2020

Les Thermalies, the water & well-being exhibition

Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, France



Leisure Management magazine 2018 issue 1
Leisure Management
2018 issue 1

View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
  Tourism: Transforming Istria
In Istria, Croatia, tourism firm Maistra is changing the face of hospitality in the region, with a series of intriguing design-led hotels. As its most ambitious hotel project takes shape, Professor Terry Stevens finds out more More>>
  Environment: Back to nature
British wildlife is being attacked on many fronts. Stephanie Hilborne, CEO of The Wildlife Trusts, wants to involve everyone in preserving nature More>>


Leisure Management magazine 2016 issue 1

Leisure Management
2016 issue 1

View issue contents
View turning pages
Download PDF
  Gymtopia: Angels’ advocate
Gymtopia founder Ray Algar on making a difference beyond the health club walls More>>
  Green space: Space age
With land at a premium, the definition of public parks and green space is evolving More>>


Published by The Leisure Media Company Ltd Portmill House, Portmill Lane, Hitchin, Herts SG5 1DJ. Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385 | Contact us | About us | © Cybertrek Ltd