Clarkson Square

Mixed-Use, Residences
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New York, NY
550 Washington - exterior rendering
The proposed design will remove the overpass on Houston Street, opening the passageway to Hudson River Park beyond.
550 Washington - exterior rendering
The proposed masonry structures reflect the history powerful masonry structures that define Hudson Square.
550 Washington - exterior rendering
The stepped and faceted massing is inspired by the basalt cliff formations of the Hudson River Palisades, and allows for integration of planted terraces.
550 Washington - exterior rendering
The formerly industrial street walls will be replaced by pedestrian-friendly storefronts and residential entries to enliven streetscape.
550 Washington - interior rendering
The project will include a supportive elder housing community.
Mixed-Use, Residences
New York, NY
550 Washington - exterior rendering
The proposed design will remove the overpass on Houston Street, opening the passageway to Hudson River Park beyond.
550 Washington - exterior rendering
The proposed masonry structures reflect the history powerful masonry structures that define Hudson Square.
550 Washington - exterior rendering
The stepped and faceted massing is inspired by the basalt cliff formations of the Hudson River Palisades, and allows for integration of planted terraces.
550 Washington - exterior rendering
The formerly industrial street walls will be replaced by pedestrian-friendly storefronts and residential entries to enliven streetscape.
550 Washington - interior rendering
The project will include a supportive elder housing community.
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The St. John’s Terminal will be redeveloped into new residential building known as CLARKSQN with housing, including affordable and elder housing, new retail spaces and improved access to Pier 40 and the Hudson River Park. The proposed design of environmentally responsive, ecologically integrated high rises represents an emerging building typology in New York focused on occupant health and connections to nature.

The proposed buildings will interpret the design economy of New York’s early high-rise icons, with massing assembled around finely sculpted towers, detailed with geometrically rigorous setbacks and planted terraces. The industrial character of the site will be preserved with natural, human-scaled stone and brick, complemented by elegant, modern steel and glass details. Inspiration for the design at street level is drawn from the solid masonry construction, industrial multi-sash windows and architectural detail of the historic Hudson Square factories and printing press buildings.

Biophilic design will define the experience of the buildings, supporting well-being by prioritizing connections with nature.
550 Washington - rendering

A diverse mix of living spaces includes critically needed affordable housing, flexible units for senior citizens, and market-rate housing, with 30 percent of all units being permanently affordable. The project will include filtered fresh air, biodynamic lighting, and access to public and private garden terraces.

Biophilic design will define the experience of the buildings, supporting physical and mental health and well-being by prioritizing human connections with nature. The planted roofs and terraces will provide direct connections to the natural world, and expansive views will blur the boundaries between interior and exterior. Day-lit corridors and other common spaces will further enhance connections to natural cycles of light, weather and seasons.