The developers of the new condo development at One Madison Park on East 22nd Street have selected the New York firm of Harvard achitecture and urban design professor Rem Koolhaas to design part of the two-building development. Mr. Koolhaas will design the 22-story part of the development (there’s a 60-story building, too).
Press release below.
OMA to Design Residential High-rise and CAA Screening Room in New York City
New York, December 3rd, 2007 – Ira Shapiro and Marc Jacobs, developers of One Madison Park, announced today a collaboration with Los Angeles-based Creative Artists Agency (CAA) and the New York office of Rem Koolhaas’s firm, the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) to develop a high-end residential tower, OMA’s first in New York. The partnership allies the world’s leading talent agency and OMA to create the CAA Screening Room, which will deliver a state-of-the-art experience for residents of the tower and CAA guests.
Located on Manhattan’s Madison Square Park, the One Madison Park project will comprise two buildings: the new, 22-story OMA design and a 60-story residential tower currently under construction. CAA, which represents OMA/Koolhaas in this project, brokered the joint venture.
The project’s qualities include its prime location, extraordinary views over Manhattan’s cityscape, thoughtful design and floor plans, and numerous amenities such as the CAA Screening Room.
The tower will be comprised of 21 high-end dwellings. Scheduled completion is in 2010 and the total surface will be 62,000sf.
"This partnership with Rem Koolhaas and CAA is incredibly exciting," said Ira Shapiro, co-founder of Slazer Enterprises, the developer of the project. "We are able to offer the chance to live in OMA’s first residential building in New York and give One Madison Park residents access to a screening room unlike any other."
At OMA, the One Madison Park project is led by OMA founder and partner Rem Koolhaas and Shohei Shigematsu, the director of OMA New York, and will be designed by OMA*AMO New York. The office is currently working on high-profile projects such as a hotel and residential high-rise at 111 First Street in Jersey City and Milstein Hall at Cornell University.
In the past OMA’s New York office has been responsible for the Seattle Central Library, The Prada Epicenters in New York and Los Angeles and the IIT Campus Centre in Chicago.