Designing a hotel along the High Line Park
New York City’s High Line Park is breathing new life into the neighborhoods that it passes through. An empty lot adjacent to the park located on 10th Avenue served as the site to imagine a new hotel. Prior to beginning the design process it was crucial to extensively study both classic New York Buildings and the hotel typology. After this primary analysis contemporary interpretations of New York City by Frank Gehry, Herzog de Meuron, and Sanaa were also evaluated.
The design process included the development of a program for the site that resulted in presentation drawings and a model for the proposed hotel. The final design was greatly influenced by the studies of the surrounding buildings and historical New York architecture.
The primary concept of the High Line Hotel was to provide the best views possible to every room. This decision increases the value of every room within the building allowing the architecture to take the form of a pair of slender towers that add a dynamic punch to the New York skyline.
University of Miami
Upper Level Design Studio, Fall 2012
Instructor: Roberto Behar
Group Member: Aldo Paino