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Moxy Chelsea

  • Prize
    Winner in Architectural Design - Hospitality
  • Company/Firm
    Stonehill Taylor
  • Lead Designer
    Neill Parker, Principal
  • Design Team
    Peter Nicolosi, Martin Tenecela, Patrick Hebert, Amy Wong
  • Architect
    Stonehill Taylor
  • Interior Designer
    Yabu Pushelberg, Rockwell Group
  • Location
    New York, United States
  • Project Date
    February 2019

At 35 stories, the architecture of the 349-key Moxy NYC Chelsea is inspired by the dichotomy that exists within the surrounding Flower District neighborhood. The hotel brings together industrial and natural design elements to create a destination in dialogue with its location while maintaining a modern edge through innovative design.

The hotel's most striking feature is the juxtaposition between the exposed concrete walls and the greenhouse-like façade. Oxidized Cor-Ten steel columns and large gridded windows give the building a retro-factory aesthetic and a compelling transparency. The hotel’s exterior walls employ robust thermal insulation to meet the city’s Zone Green enhanced standards for energy efficiency. Greenery visible through the façade is a distinguished architectural element.

The hotel’s four-story podium features the same cast-in-place concrete exterior walls as the tower, giving the façade its rustic and retro-industrial character. Above the podium, a unique new material called Pure+Freeform continues the rusting-steel-frame look.