Riverside Health Center

New York, NY

2014

1100’s renovation and expansion of the Riverside Health Center, a public facility managed by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, will support the Center’s mission to promote the health of the Upper West Side community. The design team collaborated with several city agencies on the development of architectural solutions that encourage physical activity, the results of which became part of the city’s Active Design Guidelines and led to the creation of a new LEED Innovation Credit. The building received a LEED Gold certification and will reduce energy costs by at least 20%. This project is part of the NYC Department of Design and Construction Design Excellence Program.

©Nikolas Koenig

Riverside Health Center

New York, NY

2014

Orange glazed-terracotta tiles, by artist Richard Artschwager, cover part of the façade and the main staircase. The installation is part of the City of New York Department of Cultural Affairs Percent for Art Program, which increases the accessibility and visibility of art throughout the city.

©Nikolas Koenig

Brightening the material palette and increasing the amount of direct and borrowed sunlight provides enlivened spaces for clinical services, administrative functions, and learning.

©Nikolas Koenig

This project inspired a zealous investigation of how the physical environment can support physical and mental well-being. In the original 1960 design of the building, the main public staircase was hidden – its disuse a symbol of inactivity. The redesign encourages visitors to walk rather than take the elevator. In addition to this emphasis on the use of the stairs, an exercise room, showers, and bike rack constitute a comprehensive physical health program.

©Nikolas Koenig
©Nikolas Koenig
©Nikolas Koenig
©Nikolas Koenig
©Nikolas Koenig
©Nikolas Koenig
©Nikolas Koenig
©Nikolas Koenig

Publications

We Build The City. Michael R. Bloomberg, Foreword. New York: Oro Editions, 2014.

NYC Active Design Guidelines

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©Nikolas Koenig

Riverside Health Center

New York, NY

2014

©Nikolas Koenig

1100’s renovation and expansion of the Riverside Health Center, a public facility managed by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, will support the Center’s mission to promote the health of the Upper West Side community. The design team collaborated with several city agencies on the development of architectural solutions that encourage physical activity, the results of which became part of the city’s Active Design Guidelines and led to the creation of a new LEED Innovation Credit. The building received a LEED Gold certification and will reduce energy costs by at least 20%. This project is part of the NYC Department of Design and Construction Design Excellence Program.

©Nikolas Koenig

Orange glazed-terracotta tiles, by artist Richard Artschwager, cover part of the façade and the main staircase. The installation is part of the City of New York Department of Cultural Affairs Percent for Art Program, which increases the accessibility and visibility of art throughout the city.

©Nikolas Koenig

Brightening the material palette and increasing the amount of direct and borrowed sunlight provides enlivened spaces for clinical services, administrative functions, and learning.

©Nikolas Koenig

This project inspired a zealous investigation of how the physical environment can support physical and mental well-being. In the original 1960 design of the building, the main public staircase was hidden – its disuse a symbol of inactivity. The redesign encourages visitors to walk rather than take the elevator. In addition to this emphasis on the use of the stairs, an exercise room, showers, and bike rack constitute a comprehensive physical health program.

©Nikolas Koenig
©Nikolas Koenig
©Nikolas Koenig
©Nikolas Koenig
©Nikolas Koenig
©Nikolas Koenig
©Nikolas Koenig
©Nikolas Koenig

Publications

We Build The City. Michael R. Bloomberg, Foreword. New York: Oro Editions, 2014.

NYC Active Design Guidelines

Related News

Similar Projects

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