This project has been selected as an honorary winner of the ARCHITECT’s 2022 Architecture & Interiors Awards, Interior: Branded Experience category.
“The queuing experience is enhanced with strong visuals in addition to providing overhead city views.” — Denise Rush, juror
Located on the 100th floor of Kohn Pedersen Fox’s 30 Hudson Yards building in New York City, the Edge is the highest outdoor observation deck in the Western Hemisphere. An experiential journey designed by Rockwell Group and its design studio Lab, The Edge places visitors at the center of West Manhattan and offers sweeping views of the city skyline.
As visitors ride an elevator to the observation deck, the walls appear to fall as hand-drawn sketches give way to city views. Upon reaching the highest point of the building, the Edge cantilevered 80 feet from the building with dramatic bleacher steps giving way to a glass floor. Unlike many Skybridges which are recessed terraces, the Edge offers visitors unobstructed views of the city, surrounded only by glass, air, and sky.
Project: Edge, 30 Hudson Yards, New York
Official Architect: Anthony Mrkic Architect, Inc., Fort Lee, NJ Anthony Mrkic
Interior designer: Rockwell Group, New York. David Rockwell, FAIA (Founder and President), Richard Chandler (Senior Partner), Phoebe Quirk (Architectural Project Manager), Sarah Skillington (Project Architect), Garrett Antin (Principal Project Designer), Vivian Wang (Project Designer) , Donna Pallotta (creative director), Laura Rankin (graphic director). LAB at Rockwell Group, New York. Melissa Hoffman (Principal), Arianne Wotzka (Producer), Stephanie Gitto (Architect), Inessah Selditz (Creative Director), Charlie Veprek (Writer and Creative Director), Tiffany Wu (Graphic Designer)
Construction Manager: Gilbane Building Company
Lighting designer: BOLD Lighting; Lighting Design Group (LDG)
Materials and Sources:
Ceilings: Clipso (www.cllipso.com), Accent (www.accentceilings.com), Lindner (www.lindner-group.com)
Fabrics/Finishes: Kloeckner Metals (www.kloecknermetals.com), Carvart Glass (carvart.com), Eventscape (eventscape.com)
Masonry/Stone: Atlantic Stone (www.atlanticwalls.com), ABC Worldwide Stone (www.abcworldwidestone.com)
Metal: Mistral (www.mistralmetal.com), CMI (www.cmi-metals.com), Ferra (www.ferradesigns.com)
Carpentry: Polybois (www.ploybois.ca)
Wallcoverings: Astek Wallcovering