On September 18th, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF) and developers SL Green and Hines celebrate the official topping out of One Vanderbilt, convening for the ceremonial raising of the tower’s spire to its pinnacle.
KPF recently participated in a British-Polish workshop, on the masterplan for the Central Transport Hub (Centralny Port Komunikacyjny - CPK). The Solidarity Airport will initially serve 45 million passengers per year and will compete with Europe’s largest hub airports.
KPF Principal Mustafa Chehabeddine recently took part in the Final Interview Panel at MIPM Proptech Europe, alongside Marie Schneegans, Co-founder at Workwell, and Reana Taherly, Head of Innovation at Grand Paris Aménagement, moderated by Frédéric Doazan the French animator and experimental filmmaker from COM L’OISEAU Agency.
The tower's design synthesizes the unique conditions that define the city-state’s physical and cultural context, creating a signature boutique retail and office structure that improves the public realm and distinguishes itself within the urban fabric.
KPF Associate Principal Rachael Samuel recently participated in a panel discussing the development, design and construction of student housing, in an event that looked at this emerging residential sector. The discussion covered trends in on-campus and off-campus development, how to create mixed-use developments that attract students as an exciting place to live and partnerships between universities and the private sector.
On June 14th, the New York Building Congress hosted ASCEND 2019, NYC’s Building Innovation Conference to explore ways to improve construction methods in today’s environment. The KPF Principal and Director contributed their insight on the topic, focusing on innovative building methodologies employed at Hudson Yards.
The traveling exhibition, highlighting the firm’s achievement in craft, found its sixth home in the Xintiandi neighborhood.
The KPF Design Director – alongside Louis Minuto, SVP of Global Environments at Tapestry, and Andy Rosen, Development Manager at the Related Companies – discussed the design of COACH’s headquarters in 10 Hudson Yards.
On June 20th, the KPF Design Principal gave his insight on a panel titled “Construction, Development, and Design” as part of the annual, mid-year analysis of the city’s development, construction, design, financing and investment in real estate.
The KPF Director participated in the most recent Global Dialogues event, which focused on London projects and collaboration between New York and UK-based firms.