Preserving the Brooklyn industrial memory. 461 Powerhouse Arts en Brooklyn by Herzog & de Meuron

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Herzog & de Meuron. Jacques Herzog, Pierre de Meuron, Ascan Mergenthaler (Partner in Charge).
Project team
Philip Schmerbeck (Associate, Project Director), Jack Brough (Project Manager, SD - CA), Raha Talebi (Project Manager, Competition - Pre-SD), Farhad Ahmad, Bruno de Almeida Martins, Iwona Boguslawska, Christopher Cornecelli, Lasse Deichmann, Muriz Djurdjevic, Nazli Ergani     Florian Frank, Fabiola Guzman-Rivera, Josh Helin, Magnus Overby, Pedro Peña Jurado, Martin Jonathan Raub, Rebecca Roberts, Emma Thomas, Pimchanok Wangveeramit, Samuels Zeif.
Structural Engineering.- Robert Silman Associates Structural Engineers.
MEP Engineering.- Buro Happold Engineering.
Landscape Architects.- Ken Smith Workshop.
Construction Management.- Urban Atelier Group.
Lighting Consulting.- Tillotson Design Associates.
Traffic Consulting.- Philip Habib and Associates.
Civil Engineering.- Philip Habib and Associates.
Geotechnical Consulting: Langan Engineering and Environmental Services.
Environmental Consulting.- Roux Associates.
Vertical Circulation.- Van Deusen and Associates.
Acoustics Consulting.- Longman Lindsey.
Collaborators in USA
Design Consultant.- Herzog & de Meuron Basel Ltd, Basel, Switzerland.
Executive Architect.- Platt Byard Dovell White Architects, New York, New York, USA.
Structural Engineering.- Robert Silman Associates Structural Engineers, New York, New York, USA.
MEP Engineering.- Buro Happold Engineering, New York, New York, USA.
Cost Consulting.- Stuart-Lynn Company, New York, New York, USA
Landscape Architect (Waterfront).- Ken Smith Workshop, New York, New York, USA.
Construction Management.- Urban Atelier Group, New York, New York, USA.
USA Specialist / Consulting
Concrete Consulting.- Reg Hough Associates, Freehold, New Jersey, USA.
Facade Consulting.- Eckersley O'Callaghan, New York, New York, USA.
Lighting Consulting: Tillotson Design Associates, New York, New York, USA.
Traffic Consulting.- Philip Habib and Associates, New York, New York, USA.
Civil Engineering.- Philip Habib and Associates, New York, New York, USA.
Geotechnic Consulting.- Langan Engineering and Environmental Services, New York, New York, USA.
Environmental Engineering.- Roux Associates, Islandia, New York, USA.
Fire Protection Consulting.- Cosentini Associates, New York, New York, USA.
Vertical Circulation Consulting.- Van Deusen and Associates, New York, New York, USA.
Building Code Consulting.- Metropolis Group, New York, New York, USA.
Industrial Hygiene.- Arts, Crafts and Theater Safety, Inc., New York, New York, USA.
Other.- Gordon Air Quality Consultants, Billerica, Massachusetts, USA.
Masonry Restoration (planning).- ICR-ICC, New York, New York, USA.
Masonry Restoration (implementation).- Eugene Architecture, New York, New York, USA.
Acoustic Consulting.- Longman Lindsey, New York, New York, USA.
IT Consulting.- Shen Milsom & Wilke, New York, New York, USA.
Surveyor.- Building Survey Corporation, Carle Place, New York, USA.
Surveyor.- Perfect Point Land Surveying, Brooklyn, New York, USA.
Theatre Consulting.- Charcoalblue, New York, New York, USA.
Concrete Works.- Structure Tech NY, New York, New York, USA.
Steel Construction.- Maspeth Welding, Maspeth, New York, USA.
Facade Restoration.- New Roc Contracting, Fort Lee, New York, USA.
Aluminum Windows.- STNY Curtainwalls, New York, New York, USA.
Excavation & Environmental Remediation.- Darcon Construction, Elmont, New York, USA.
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning.- Eastern Air Inc., Brownstown, Pennsylvania, USA.
Plumbing Works.- Donato Plumbing, Inc, Brooklyn, New York, USA.
Electrical Installations.- Centrifugal Electric, LLC, New York, New York, USA.
Lighting Fixtures: Chelsea Lighting, New York, New York, USA.
Lighting Fixtures.- Litelab, Buffalo, New York, USA.
Masonry.- Bunlin LLC, Sunnyside, New York, USA.
Architectural Millwork.- PGS Millwork, Inc., Hudson, New York, USA.
Floor Finishes.- Grayfox Flooring, New York, New York, USA.
Prefabricated Metal Construction.- Workspace 11, Brooklyn, New York, USA.
Prefabricated Metal Construction.- CMG, New York, New York, USA.
Exterior Metalworks. PG New York, Yonkers, New York, USA.
Interior Metalworks. Tetra, Staten Island, New York, USA.
Metal Doors.- Long Island Fireproof Door, Flushing, New York, USA.
Site Area: 108,725 sqft, 10,100 sqm.
Gross floor area (GFA).- 175,130 sqft, 16,270 sqm.
GFA above ground.- 146,695 sqft, 13,628 sqm.
GFA below ground.- 28,435 sqft, 2,641 sqm.
Net floor area.- 110,575 sqft, 10,272 sqm.
Outside Facilities.- 74,375 sqft, 6,909 sqm.
Number of levels.- 6.
Footprint.- 34,350 sqft, 3,191 sqm.
Length.- 188 ft, 57 m.
Width.- 180 ft, 54 m.
Height.- 128 ft, 39 m.
Gross volume (GV).- 3,248'550 cbft, 91,988 cbm.
Façade surface.- 78,530 sqft, 7,295 sqm.
322 Third Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11215, United States.


Herzog & de Meuron Architekten is a Swiss architecture firm, founded and headquartered in Basel, Switzerland in 1978. The careers of founders and senior partners Jacques Herzog (born 1950), and Pierre de Meuron (born 1950), closely paralleled one another, with both attending the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zürich. They are perhaps best known for their conversion of the giant Bankside Power Station in London to the new home of the Tate Museum of Modern Art (2000). Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron have been visiting professors at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design since 1994 (and in 1989) and professors at ETH Zürich since 1999. They are co-founders of the ETH Studio Basel – Contemporary City Institute, which started a research programme on processes of transformation in the urban domain.

Herzog & de Meuron is a partnership led by five Senior Partners – Jacques Herzog, Pierre de Meuron, Christine Binswanger, Ascan Mergenthaler and Stefan Marbach. An international team of 38 Associates and about 362 collaborators.

Herzog & de Meuron received international attention very early in their career with the Blue House in Oberwil, Switzerland (1980); the Stone House in Tavole, Italy (1988); and the Apartment Building along a Party Wall in Basel (1988).  The firm’s breakthrough project was the Ricola Storage Building in Laufen, Switzerland (1987).  Renown in the United States came with Dominus Winery in Yountville, California (1998). The Goetz Collection, a Gallery for a Private Collection of Modern Art in Munich (1992), stands at the beginning of a series of internationally acclaimed museum buildings such as the Küppersmühle Museum for the Grothe Collection in Duisburg, Germany (1999). Their most recognized buildings include Prada Aoyama in Tokyo, Japan (2003); Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany (2005); the new Cottbus Library for the BTU Cottbus, Germany (2005); the National Stadium Beijing, the Main Stadium for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China; VitraHaus, a building to present Vitra’s “Home Collection“, Weil am Rhein, Germany (2010); and 1111 Lincoln Road, a multi-storey mixed-use structure for parking, retail, a restaurant and a private residence in Miami Beach, Florida, USA (2010), the Actelion Business Center in Allschwil/Basel, Switzerland (2010). In recent years, Herzog & de Meuron have also completed projects such as the New Hall for Messe Basel Switzerland (2013), the Ricola Kräuterzentrum in Laufen (2014), which is the seventh building in a series of collaborations with Ricola, with whom Herzog & de Meuron began to work in the 1980s; and the Naturbad Riehen (2014), a public natural swimming pool. In April 2014, the practice completed its first project in Brazil: the Arena do Morro in the neighbourhood of Mãe Luiza, Natal, is the pioneering project within the wider urban proposal “A Vision for Mãe Luiza”.

Herzog & de Meuron have completed 6 projects since the beginning of 2015: a new mountain station including a restaurant on top of the Chäserrugg (2262 metres above sea level) in Toggenburg, Switzerland; Helsinki Dreispitz, a residential development and archive in Münchenstein/Basel, Switzerland; Asklepios 8 – an office building on the Novartis Campus in Basel, Switzerland; the Slow Food Pavilion for Expo 2015 in Milan, Italy; the new Bordeaux stadium, a 42’000 seat multifunctional stadium for Bordeaux, France; Miu Miu Aoyama, a 720 m² boutique for the Prada-owned brand located on Miyuki Street, across the road from Prada Aoyama, Tokyo, Japan.

In many projects the architects have worked together with artists, an eminent example of that practice being the collaboration with Rémy Zaugg, Thomas Ruff and with Michael Craig-Martin.

Professionally, the Herzog & de Meuron partnership has grown to become an office with over 120 people worldwide. In addition to their headquarters in Basel, they have offices in London, Munich and San Francisco. Herzog has explained, “We work in teams, but the teams are not permanent. We rearrange them as new projects begin. All of the work results from discussions between Pierre and me, as well as our other partners, Harry Gugger and Christine Binswanger. The work by various teams may involve many different talents to achieve the best results which is a final product called architecture by Herzog & de Meuron.”




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