East 34th St Ferry Terminal by Kennedy & Violich Architecture

19/06/2017
East 34th St Ferry Terminal by Kennedy & Violich Architecture
[NYC] USA
metalocus, DANIEL MADERA
East 34th St Ferry Terminal by Kennedy & Violich Architecture. Photograph © John Horner
The Kennedy & Violich Architecture architecture studio has been commissioned to develop this ferry terminal on 34th Street in the Big Apple. A fantastic proposal which has been developed between infrastructure and architecture.
The proposal of Kennedy & Violich Architecture for the ferry terminal stands out for the execution of its inflatable roof perforated with oculus. At dusk, the infrastructure awakens again and regains all its beauty through lighting.
 

Descripción of the project by Kennedy & Violich Architecture

The East 34th St Ferry Terminal is a multi-modal public transit hub that strengthens the City’s sustainable waterfront transportation system and encourages public use of the waterfront. This public project was commissioned by the NYC EDC, the NYC DOT, and the Parks Department and approved with five NYC Community Boards along the East River. The project has received a Progressive Architecture Award, Design Excellence Award from the New York City Art Commission, and a Design Award from the New York Institute of Architects.

The design of the 34th Street Ferry Terminal takes a non-nostalgic attitude toward the NYC Riverfront. The project expands and designs Pier 34 to provide a distributed ...read more

Architects
Frano Violich, FAIA; Managing Principal.
Sheila Kennedy, FAIA; Principal Consulting on Design. Veit Kugel Dipl Ing, Senior Associate; Project Designer. J. Seth Hoffman, LEED AP; Project Manager
Design Team
Tonya Ohnstad, Ted Steinemann, Sloan Kul
per, IDSA, Jason O’Mara, Heater Micka-Smith
Collaborators
Structural Engineer Roof.- Schlaich Berg
ermann & Partner LP Marine Structural & Civil Engineer.- McLaren Engineering Group MEP Engineer.- Lakhani & Jordan Engineers Security.- Cosentini Associates Landscape Architect.- Ken Smith Landscape Architects Interaction Design.- Small Design Firm, Inc. Construction.- Hudson Meridian Construction Group; D’Onofrio General Contractors Corp. Ingenieros estructurales de la cubierta- Schlaich Bergermann & Partner LP Ingeniería Marina e Ingeniería Civil.- McLaren Engineering Group MEP Ingeniería.- Lakhani & Jordan Engineers Seguridad.- Cosentini Associates Paisajismo.- Ken Smith Landscape Architects Interacción.- Small Design Firm, Inc. Construcción.- Hudson Meridian Construction Group; D’Onofrio General Contractors Corp.
Completion Year
2012
Gross Built Area
465 sqm

​Kennedy & Violich Architecture

Kennedy & Violich Architecture (KVA) is an interdisciplinary design practice that works at the intersection of architecture, sustainable building technologies and emerging public needs and lifestyles. Central to the work of KVA is the idea that the necessary infrastructure of buildings and cities can be transformed by design to enhance the experiences and activities of daily life. K...read more