The Weston Baker Creative Group has proposed a compelling mixed-use building for alongside New York City’s High Line. An apartment high-rise could spring up near the popular elevated park, containing residences, an art gallery, and 10 floors of indoor farming terraces. Glass windows would allow passersby to watch the greens grow amid the hustle and bustle of city life.
The Rem Koolhaas parcel along the High Line is envisioned to hold the concrete-based structure, reports 6sqft, that would funnel upward to support the massive glass enclosure. The architects describe how sunlight is key: “As the sun comes across the sky to the west, the building twists to evenly distribute daylight throughout the day.” Observers can gaze upon the indoor farming terraces, accessible to the high-rise’s residents, as well as visit the top floor observation garden and second floor art gallery.
Permits have yet to be filed to begin the project, yet the conceptual design has gained the attention of hopefuls. The project’s striking facade and reverence for lush greenery would fit in well with the surroundings of the High Line park. Whether or not the so-called Hybrid Farm apartment concept comes to life there, whatever is built will surely be something truly eye-catching.
Images via 6sqft, Weston Baker Creative Group