left: glass arcade wall of hMa's Battery Park City Community Center; right: an eastern songbird
hanrahan Meyers architects (hMa) are pleased to announce that they are designing a new 55,000 square foot sustainable and green Platinum LEED rated Community Center adjacent to Ground Zero. The project will feature a 540 foot long glass wall facing West Street. hMa is designing the glass wall in collaboration with New York composer Michael Schumacher. Mr. Schumacher’s piece is a combination of various bird songs. The piece will be etched on the wall in a design by hanrahan Meyers, using a bar code. The ‘bird wall’ faces toward West Street, and links the site and Battery Park City’s grounds with the future Freedom Tower at Ground Zero. The wall will be dedicated to song birds, including species that have become extinct. For more information about the Battery Park City Community Center, go to our webpage: www.hanrahanMeyers.com. For more information about Michael Schumacher, go to: www.michaeljschumacher.com .
hMa designs award-winning New York apartments, houses, and public buildings. hMa are part of the team that developed the Green guidelines for Battery Park City Authority. As master plan architects for Battery Park City's North Neighborhood, hMa wrote design guidelines for the first Green high-rise residential towers in the United States (the Solaire and Riverhouse). hMa brings their knowledge of cutting-edge Green technologies to every project that the firm works on.