Herzog & de Meuron
Project
2006–
Realization Pilot Rooms Company D and Company E
2009-2011
Realization Board of Officers Room
2012-2013
Realization Veterans Room
2015-2016
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Process

Park Avenue Armory with head house and drill hall in the year 1881 shortly after it was inaugurated, and in 2006 when Herzog & de Meuron first saw it.

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This prestigious building for the upper classes was variously restored and remodeled. The architects meticulously mapped all of these phases.

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Company D was one of the first period rooms to be restored in 2011.

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Modifications were necessary to accommodate new uses and to meet technical and security requirements. These, as well as the replacement of missing elements, evolved by thoughtfully weighing the balance between on-site conditions and a contemporary syntax.

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To improve vertical access, the artists designed a copper-clad elevator which is large enough to be used for artistic events as well.

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The drill hall hosted social events. Its industrial character has been restored.

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The sumptuous Veterans Room is one of the few rooms designed by Louis C. Tiffany to survive in its entirety.

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Meticulous historical restoration of every detail in the Veterans Room, from lighting fixtures to wallpaper patterns, was completed in 2016.

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Drawings

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Team

Facts

Client
Park Avenue Armory, New York, USA
Planning
This project was developed in collaboration with an architect licensed in the state of New York acting as the "Architect of Record". Herzog & de Meuron is not licensed to practice architecture in New York State.
Design Consultant : Herzog & de Meuron, Basel, Switzerland
Executive Architect : Platt Byard Dovell White Architects, New York, NY, USA
Construction Management: Tishman Construction, New York, NY, USA
Quantity Surveyor: Stuart-Lynn Company, New York, NY, USA
Mechanical Engineering: AKF, New York, NY, USA
Structural Engineering: Robert Silman Associates, P.C., New York, NY, USA
Landscape Consultant: Mathews Nielsen, New York, NY, USA
Specialist / Consulting
Acoustics Consulting: Akustiks, LLC, South Norwalk, CT, USA
Building Codes Consulting: JAM Consultants, Inc., New York, USA
Building Physics Consulting (Concept): Transsolar, New York, NY, USA
Fire Protection Consulting: Arup Fire, New York, NY, USA
Sustainability Consulting: Steven Winter Associates, New York, NY, USA
Elevator Consulting: Pat Bosch, Miami, FL, USA
Exterior Restoration Consulting: Walter B Melvin Architects, New York, NY, USA
Kitchen: Architects for Aid, New York, NY, USA
Lighting Engineering: Fisher Marantz Stone, New York, USA
Light Fixtures: Aurora Lampworks, New York, USA
Metalwork: Amuneal, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Metalwork: Argosy Designs, Brooklyn, NY, USA
Metalwork: McKay Lodge Art Conservation Laboratory, Oberlin, OH, USA
Plaster Restoration/Delayering: Foreground Conservation & Decorative Arts, Hudson, NY, USA
Plaster Restoration/Delayering: EverGreene Architectural Arts, New York, USA
Preservation Consulting: Building Conservation Associates, Inc., New York, USA
Restaurant: Architects for Aid, New York, NY, USA
Signage Consulting: CoDe, New York Inc., New York, NY, USA
Stone/Tile Restoration: ICR-ICC, New York, NY, USA
Stained Glass Conservation: Fermenella & Associates, Inc., Branchburg, NJ, USA
Theater Consulting: Fisher Dachs Associates, New York, USA
Vertical Circulation Consulting: IROS Elevator Design Services, East Rutherford, NJ, USA
Wood Restoration: R. Mark Adams, Lempster, New Hampshire, USA
Wood Restoration: Fine Wood Conservation, New York, NY, USA
Wood Window Conservation: Fermenella & Associates, Inc., Branchburg, NJ, USA
Building Data
Site Area: 83'603 sqft, 7'767 sqm
Gross floor area (GFA): 190'004 sqft, 17'652 sqm
Footprint: 70'998 sqft, 6'596 sqm
Length: 400 ft, 122 m
Width: 200 ft, 61 m
Height: 141 ft, 43 m
Links
www.armoryonpark.org

Bibliography

Gerhard Mack, Herzog & de Meuron: “Herzog & de Meuron 2005-2007. The Complete Works. Volume 6.” Edited by: Gerhard Mack. Basel, Birkhäuser, 2018.

Herzog & de Meuron, Park Avenue Armory: “Herzog & de Meuron Transforming Park Avenue Armory New York.” Edited by: Gerhard Mack. Basel, Birkhäuser, 2014.

Julie I. Iovine: “A Tale of Two Histories.” In: “The Wall Street Journal.” New York, Dow Jones & Co, 15.10.2013.

Roberta Smith: “Ornate Peek At a Refreshed Gilded Age.” In: “The New York Times.” New York, The New York Times Company, 19.09.2013. pp. C1+C5.

Luis Fernández-Galiano (Ed.): “Arquitectura Viva Monografías. Herzog & de Meuron 2005-2013.” Vol. No. 157/158, Madrid, Arquitectura Viva SL, 09.2012.

Anna Foppiano: “Herzog & de Meuron. Park Avenue Armory, New York. Subtle yet Substantive.” In: Mario Piazza (Ed.). “Abitare. Reading the designed Environment.” Vol. No. 520, Milan, RCS MediaGroup S.p.A., 03.2012. pp. 138-151.

Suzanne Stephens: “Pattern Language. Park Avenue Armory, New York City, Herzog & de Meuron.” In: Cathleen McGuigan (Ed.). “Architectural Record.” Vol. No. 200/2, New York, The McGraw-Hill Companies, 02.2012. pp. 50-53.

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