Partners: Graphite Design Group
Block 18, designed in the spirit of an urban treehouse, promotes health through access to biophilic environments both at street level and on private roof terraces. A central staircase zig-zags from the lobby level up 18 stories and provides opportunities to perch at multiple levels surrounded by greenery. Keeping with the theme, the planting palette resembles a forest understory with specimen plants that make a striking impact. At street-level, gracious and accessible connections reach out to adjacent neighborhood open-space networks.