To create an iconic new flagship showroom for tile, kitchen, bathroom and hardwood company Porcelanosa, Foster + Partners, working with structural engineers from Gilsanz Murray Steficek, created an entirely new structure within the historic Commodore Criterion building. The result is a dramatic, light-filled, six-level showroom that includes a design library with more than 1,000 references of tiles, mosaics, stones, and hardwoods in a dramatic, top-level space. On OHNY Weekend, tour the newly opened showroom with architects (on Saturday) or structural engineers (on Sunday) to learn about how they crafted a dynamic, highly flexible new sequence of spaces within the building’s landmarked shell.
Saturday Tour Info: OPENDIALOGUE Tours with architects from Foster + Partners on the hour throughout the day.
Sunday Tour Info: OPENDIALOGUE Structural engineers from Gilsanz Murray Steficek will be on-site to discuss the building throughout the day.
UPDATE: On Sunday, October 18, this site will open at 11:00 am, one hour later than the time listed in the printed Event Guide.
Image Credit: Porcelanosa