Sir Richard Rogers, the Architect of Paris’ Centre Pompidou, Takes on His First Residential Project in NYC


New York City is experiencing a design boom lately, with world-renowned architects like Jean Nouvel crafting new luxury residential builds. Now, Italian-British master Sir Richard Rogers—known for designing boundary-pushing hospitality projects like One Hyde Park in London, the Centre Pompidou in Paris, and One Monte Carlo in Monaco—is adding his skills to the mix by completing his first residential project in New York City: No. 33 Park Row.

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Rogers and his team Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, agreed that the property’s park-front location made it the ideal choice for the firm’s first residential property in New York City. And they sought to blend the unique elegance of park-front living with the style of neighboring industrial-era buildings.

Courtesy Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners

The team accomplished that nature-meets-industrial style by using several key design details. Their first design decision was to bring the residential and amenity spaces to the north side of the building to get unobstructed views of City Hall Park. The wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling windows in all 30 residences enhanced that initial idea by allowing those views to become part of the residents’ personal spaces.

Courtesy Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners

Meanwhile, the massive windows, decorative copper screen fins around balconies and terraces, and distinctive dark steel framing on the façade highlighted lower Manhattan history. This is very similar to the set up of One Hyde Park by the Pritzker Prize-winning architect.

Courtesy Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners

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