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Winka Dubbeldam's Greenwich Street Project
14 February 2001

Dutch architect Winka Dubbeldam has been living and working in New York since the early 1990's. Recently she designed an eleven-floor residential and office building on Greenwich Street in New York's Soho district, a project described by The New York Times as a jewel.


Greenwich Project

After graduating from the Academy of Architecture in Rotterdam in 1990, Dubbeldam went to the United States. There she worked for Steven Holl, Bernard Tschumi and Peter Eisenman, before establishing her own office, Archi-Techtonics, in 1994. One of her first projects was the Cristine Rose Mixed-Media Art Gallery in Soho (1994).


Greenwich Project

Dubbeldam's latest project is the Greenwich Street Project: a six-floor former warehouse building converted into an eleven-floor residential and office building. The new building is a so-called parabuilding: it folds around the existing warehouse on Greenwich Street. Placed on top of the existing structure is a four-floor penthouse of glass and steel. The warehouse remains clearly visible, but has been thoroughly gutted to enhance its functionality. Only the brick facades and the floor remain intact.


Greenwich Project

Added to the front is an eleven-floor high folded, glazed facade. The lower section screening the first three levels is the only flat surface. The manner in which the facade then folds with recessed and extended surfaces was prompted in part by New York's zoning regulations. Interpreting and applying these in a new way created a flowing facade. The Greenwich Street Project will accommodate 26 dwellings (those at the top have a view of the Hudson River), a gallery and shops, and the project will be completed in April 2002.


Greenwich Project

Visit the website for more information about Archi-Tectonics.

transl. Billy Nolan

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