New York Pier 57
2009, New York, United States of America
West 8's team was selected from a shortlist of four to develop a network of public spaces, connecting Hudson River Park, 14th Street and the Highline, and will design a 2.5 acre Sky Park and internal ramps as a interior 'street' as part of a development that will transform this historic Pier and shipping terminal into an arts and entertainment center. Pier 57 will include an indoor market with shops and cafes housed in refurbished steel shipping containers (designed by Lot-Ek) and an outdoor cinema, run by the Tribeca Film Festival.
The Pier, its cultural program and its new public spaces, are a suitable harbor terminus to the commercial and cultural intensity of 14th Street in the Meatpacking District and West Chelsea.