Architectural projects

56 Leonard Street, New York, USA

Manhattan has received the most alluring addition to the downtown skyline in decades. This iconic tower designed by the famous Swiss architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron and developed by Alexico Group has become the most imaginative residential luxury tower ever which has entered the New York City market. 56 Leonard’s design is based around the idea of individuality and intimacy within each home.

The 60-story building, standing 830-feet high, is a vertical glass expression with unique cantilevered apartments which offer breathtaking panoramic views of Manhattan as far as the Atlantic Ocean. At the tower’s base there is an integrated stainless steel sculpture by Anish Kapoor. With this unprecedented symbiosis between art and architecture, the synergy between building and sculpture appears to form a single unified object.

The interior details are absolutely unique in New York’s residential luxury towers to date. Herzog & de Meuron complement art and furniture with customized elements, like sculptural floor-to-ceiling fireplaces that anchor the great room.

In order to meet requirements for bespoke bathroom solutions of unrivalled quality, the architects have taken advantage of Laufen’s in-depth knowledge of designed custom fabrication. The concept of individuality and intimacy is reflected in every room, including the bathrooms, which feature a range of products designed by the architects and custom-made by Laufen to their precise specifications. The washbasins and bathtubs were produced in Laufen’s solid surface material called Sentec. Their pill-shaped design corresponds to forms found throughout the residences. Further the wall mounted Laufen Pro WC’s, which were treated with a custom matt-white coating, have completed this incredible bathroom design.

Architects                        Herzog & de Meuron

Developer                        Alexico Group

Opening                            2017

Location                            New York, USA

LAUFEN products          LAUFEN BESPOKE washbasins and bathtubs; LAUFEN PRO WCs