Nomad Tower, New York
ARCHITECT: NELSON Worldwide
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT: W Architecture & Landscape Architecture LLC
MEP ENGINEER: Mordechai Chetrit Engineers, (212) 764-5637
STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: DeSimone Consulting Engineers
LIGHTING DESIGNER: Brinjac Engineering
The following is a sampling of materials used in the project:
GLASS-FRONT PARTITIONS: Planet Partitioning
CEILINGS: Armstrong Ceiling & Wall Solutions
RUBBER GYM FLOOR: Ecore
DRINKING FOUNTAINS: Elkay
NELSON Worldwide reimagined this 39-story building in the storied Nomad (North of Madison Square) neighborhood to reflect the vibrancy of this landmark area rich in culture and history. Designed around cultural connectivity, the building was redefined as a destination for tech and media tenants.
There were three significant design challenges as part of this comprehensive project: make a major focus shift and attract tenants; ensure that the Nomad Tower melded the office building’s existing design with an added sense of five- star hospitality; and include amenities to stand out among the competitive workplace market.
To establish bold curb appeal and attract tenants, the team took a strategic approach in shifting the entrance from 32nd Street to 31st Street to more readily welcome the energy of the emerging neighborhood and infuse it into the environment.
To stand out among other competing workplaces in the city, and in line with the amenities push that has overtaken the workplace landscape in recent years, Nomad Tower is equipped with common spaces that enhance the daily grind. A 200-seat amphitheater, private lounge, fitness center, New York’s largest bicycle storage and an open coffee bar were created to resonate with expectations.
Inspired by the industrial history of the neighborhood, the team exposed the existing waffle ceilings within the building and incorporated steel and concrete juxtaposed with warm wood finishes, sleek marble and soft furnishings. These materials combined with soft lighting bring a luxurious hospitality flare, creating a unique environment that is inviting and inspiring.
The new facade and entry, 50,000-square-foot lobby and amenity spaces (LEED Gold certified, ENERGY STAR-certified and Wired Certified Gold) have culminated in a new identity for Nomad Towers, resulting in new leases.
PHOTO: Garrett Rowland