The NYC Garage merges safety, efficiency, and the functionality of 1,994 parking spaces for employees and visitors with the strength and spirit of competition and athleticism. As a dynamic facility complementing the character of the campus fabric, the garage redefines how people think about parking structures.
▼项目鸟瞰，aerial view of the project © Jeremy Bittermann
▼项目外观，external view of the project © Jeremy Bittermann
Themes of movement and bold ideas are expressed through the garage’s massing. The 840,000-square-foot structure is split into four 60-foot parking bays, with each bay expressed separately from the next and resulting in an undulating roof and end walls. The massing breaks, highlighted with bright orange metal panels, make the structure appear to be springing forward—emphasizing athletic movement and bringing the facility to a human scale. Part of the central bay is carved out to allow daylight penetration and to create a covered outdoor courtyard for sports activities, community gatherings and special events on campus.
▼停车场入口，the parking entrance © Jeremy Bittermann
▼流线型车道，the streamlined lane © Jeremy Bittermann
▼起伏的屋顶和端墙，the undulating roof and end walls © Jeremy Bittermann
▼体块凹进形成庭院，the block is concaved to form a courtyard © Jeremy Bittermann
The NYC Garage is artfully themed around the fast pace and “gritty urban” vibe of New York City. Each of the garage’s six levels is branded with super graphics, logos and colors for New York sports teams, all championship winners: the New York Giants, Jets, Knicks, Nets, Yankees, and Mets. Integrated as a signature space that defines and differentiates the traditional parking structure, the courtyard exudes an urban feel with asphalt paving, cobblestone elements and artist-commissioned graffiti walls, while equipment for basketball, wallball, and futsal infuses the distinct energy of New York City recreation.
▼中央庭院，the central courtyard © Jeremy Bittermann
▼从运动场望向庭院，view to the courtyard from the playground © Jeremy Bittermann
▼从运动场望向停车楼，view to the garage from the playground © Jeremy Bittermann
▼沥青路面、鹅卵石元素以及艺术家涂鸦墙散发城市气息，the courtyard exudes an urban feel with asphalt paving, cobblestone elements and artist-commissioned graffiti walls © Jeremy Bittermann
The garage’s choice of materials and wayfinding techniques also contribute to themes of movement and athleticism. The cladding is simple, corrugated metal panel with a custom perforation featuring Morse code for the company’s trademark slogan; the code runs diagonally across each façade in four colors in four different positions on a custom aluminum extrusion. The metal panel siding hides cars from view, and the custom perforation and undulating geometry add movement to the façade while allowing dappled light to penetrate the interior. Linear skylights provide an abundance of additional daylighting and brighten the garage.
▼停车楼立面，facade of the garage © Jeremy Bittermann
Architect: SRG Partnership
Design Team: Jeff Yrazabal, Rick Zieve, Dennis Forsyth, Aaron Pleskac, Phillip Lopez, Trevor Lavoie, Marquesa Figueroa, Eric Wilcox
Contractor: Hoffman Construction
Structural Engineer: KPFF Consulting Engineers
Electrical Engineer: & Mechanical: PAE Consulting Engineers
Civil Engineer: WH Pacific
Landscape Architect: PLACE Studio
Lighting Designer: Luma
Graphics: Ambrosini Design
Photography: Jeremy Bittermann