The Standard New York Design, Meatpacking District building NYC, High Line accommodation photo

The Standard New York : Meatpacking District Hotel

Manhattan Hotel Development, High Line Area, NYC design by Ennead Architects, USA

Jul 6, 2016

Standard Hotel Building in New York City

Standard Hotel Building New York City

Standard Hotel Building, on the High Line, facing the Hudson River

Jan 10, 2012

The Standard, New York

The Standard – 2012 AIA Institute Honor Award for Architecture

January 9, 2012 – The Standard is pleased to announce that The Standard, New York is a recipient of the 2012 AIA Institute Honor Award for Architecture. The Institute Honor Awards program recognizes achievements for a broad range of architectural activity to elevate the general quality of architecture practice, establish a standard of excellence against which all architects can measure performance, and inform the public of the breadth and value of architecture practice.

The Standard Hotel New York historic aerial photo
photo © Alex MacLean/Landslides Aerial Photography

The Standard winner of 2012 AIA New York Institute Honor Award for Architecture

The Standard New York, New York

Design: Todd Schliemann of Polshek Partnership Architects

Address: The Standard New York, 848 Washington Street, New York, NY 10014, United States

Contact The Standard New York: (212) 645-4646

Architect’s Statement

This new 337-room hotel is located in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District, a vibrant neighborhood just east of the Hudson River and west of Greenwich Village on the City’s western edge.

The Standard New York hotel
photo © Nikolas Koenig/Hotels AB

The eighteen-story, concrete and glass structure defines the identity of the Standard Hotel New York and engages its urban context through contrast. The building straddles the High Line, an abandoned section of a 75-year-old elevated railroad line, which passes over the buildings of the district and is currently being developed as a new linear public park.

The Standard New York bathroom interior
photo © Nikolas Koenig/Hotels AB

Identity / Visibility: Two-story 19th- and 20th-century industrial buildings and manufacturing lofts constitute the Meatpacking District, which currently supports a range of uses from meatpacking to high-end retail and restaurants. The building is situated at the intersection of two urban geometries: the street grid and the High Line, which meanders north from Gansevoort Street to West 34th Street.

The Standard New York, Meatpacking District

Sculptural piers, whose forms clearly separate the building from the orthogonal street grid, raise the building fifty-seven feet off the street, allowing the horizontally-scaled industrial landscape to pass beneath it and natural light to penetrate to the street. The two slabs are “hinged,” angled to further emphasize the building’s distinction from the city’s grid and its levitation above the neighborhood. The low-scale environment affords the building unique visibility from all directions and unobstructed 360° views of the city from the building.

The Standard New York Building interior
photo © Nikolas Koenig/Hotels AB

Materials / Transparency: The juxtaposition of the building’s two materials – poured-in-place, board-formed concrete and glass – reflects the character of New York City: the gritty quality of the concrete contrasts with the refinement of the glass. The concrete grid provides a delicate frame for the exceedingly transparent water-white glass, the two materials unified in the continuous plane of the curtain wall. This exterior wall breaks with the traditional architecture of hotels, replacing opacity with transparency, privacy with openness and defining a new paradigm.

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photos © Jeff Goldberg/ESTO

Program: 337 guest rooms; ground floor: bar, restaurant and extensive outdoor public plazas served by the hotel; third floor: divisible banquet space; seventeenth floor: health spa; eighteenth floor: two clubs; extensive roof deck.

Images from Jul 1, 2016 © Adrian Welch:

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The Standard Hotel New York images / information from Polshek Partnership

The Standard New York design : Ennead Architects, formerly Polshek Partnership

Location: 848 Washington Street, New York City, USA

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