New York will be the recipient of another Steven Holl project – a new library at the Queens West Development at Hunters Point. Envisioned as a contemporary “urban forum”, the project will shape public space and create new connections across the Queens West Development, Hunter Points South, and the existing neighborhood of Hunters Point. Steven Holl states, “We are very pleased with this great commission for an addition to the growing community. We envision a building hovering and porous, open to the public park. A luminous form of opportunity for knowledge, standing on its own reflection in the east river.”
More about Holl’s new project after the break.
This new library will also include community based spaces to encourage cultural growth, such as a multi-purpose meeting room fit for a variety of locally based events and a gallery space. Holl will also incorporate a separate structure to lead users into Gantry Plaza State Park, filtering people directly into the park.
“Steven Holl Architects deliver dramatic architecture and innovative responses to complex client programs, and has proven to be adept at creating iconic buildings that respond to their site, culture, and history. This will be Steven Holl’s first public New York City commission, and we are looking forward to working with him on this exciting project,” said David J. Burney, Commissioner of the Department of Design and Construction, which is managing the project.