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Sperone Westwater Gallery

2010 , New York, NY
Design Architect: Foster + Partners
Client: Sperone Westwater Inc.
Categories: Cultural & Public Spaces
About project
About project

The concept for Sperone Westwater represents both a response to the Bowery’s dynamic urban character and a desire to rethink the way in which one engages with art in the setting of a gallery

The centerpiece of the concept is a 12 x 20-foot moving room that connects the five floors where works of art will be displayed. The room allows visitors to move gradually between levels and will be a prominent feature along the Bowery, visible from the street.

The design incorporates a mezzanine floor and double-height display area at street level, a sculpture terrace towards the park, and a private viewing gallery at the top of the public floors. A setback marks the location of the offices. Works of art will be stored primarily in the basement, while a library – that also functions as an events space – is located at the top of the building below the mechanical floor.

Location: New York, NY
Design Architect: Foster + Partners
Architect of Record: AAI Architects, P.C.
Client: Sperone Westwater Inc.
Size: 20,000 sf / 1,858 sm
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Completion: 2010



American Institute of Architects New York Chapter, Award of Merit