Arquitectonica was commissioned for The Westin New York at Times Square through a design competition to create an 850-room hotel. The winning design. features a striking design that merges two slender towers into one cohesive architectural language.
A 10-story midsection, housing the hotel suites, mediates between the retail podium and the tower. Here, a checkerboard of glass windows punctures a large-scale abstract design that appears to be a multi-dimensional gigantic origami. The firm successfully developed a theme for the hotel interior with the exterior, beginning with the beam of light that rises up through the hotel’s seven-story interior atrium. Colors and shapes from the exterior were translated to a smaller scale and reintroduced on the interior in public spaces and guest rooms.
* New York Construction News | Best of 2002 Awards: Project of the Year – Hospitality
* New York State Department of Environmental Conservation | Certified hotel as "green" for using environmentally sound and sustainable practices, to hotel management -1 of 3 hotels in NYC
* Americas Lodging Investment Summit New Hotel Development 2002 | First Place Winner
* Solutia Inc. | Honorable Mention 2003 Solutia Design Awards for Laminated Architectural Glazing