Harlem’s Hyatt House (HHH)
New York City
Our design for a new hotel in Harlem transformed the urban hardscape into a public green-scape. We turned a dead-end at 128th St. into a pitched triangular park, that links to our three-story entry to the ‘hanging gardens’.
We designed a jazz club on the roof with a palm court and biophilia.
This space provides neighborhood views by day and transforms into an intimate music venue at night by heavy movable drapes, providing acoustic and visual intimacy.
Other amenities include a ground floor bevy-bar and 1,800 square foot restaurant, a 2nd-floor community event space, and lower-level fitness and conference spaces.
The design of the building exterior hearkens back to the west-side of Harlem’s warehouse past, with a series of industrial-ribbon windows within a dark brick façade which was all designed in collaboration w/ WOCA. The design attempts to nurture Harlem through nature.
• Biophilia and hanging gardens
• Abundant natural light
• Circadian lighting