"One57" high-rise apartment building, New York (USA)
Waking up to the sun rising over the Atlantic, dining with the sun setting over Central Park as the backdrop and brushing your teeth before bed in view of the Statue of Liberty – and all this visible from just one apartment. This is the experience offered by "One57", one of the tallest high-rise apartment buildings in New York. Designed by French architect Christian de Portzamparc, the building is one of the numerous high-rise buildings sprouting from the ground like mushrooms in the US metropolis. Its 75 storeys house 135 residential units and a hotel with 210 rooms and suites.
Building owner: Extell Development Company, New York (USA)
Architects: Christian de Portzamparc, Paris (France)
Completion: February 2014
Plumber: PAR Plumbing, a division of The PAR Group, Lynbrook (USA)
The "Laces" research and development building, Adidas headquarters, Herzogenaurach (Germany)
The campus-style Adidas company premises "World of Sports" already features a number of characteristic buildings. In 2011 the location was enhanced by the addition of the new "Laces" research and development building, which affords new workspaces for around 1700 designers, developers, researchers and marketing strategists. Laces fits into the existing ensemble of the campus as a hovering contrast to the black, lying structure that is the Adidas Brand Center. The aim of the design was to create a building that matched the brand. This principle was applied both to the architectural design and, in particular, to the working environment and everyday creative activities. This ultimately resulted in the concept of a ring-shaped building with walkways over the atrium resembling the "laces" which give the building its name.
Building owner: Adidas AG, Herzogenaurach (Germany)
Architect: kadawittfeldarchitektur, Aachen (Germany)
Completion: June 2011
Plumber: Imtech AG, Nuremberg branch (Germany)
Geberit actuator plate Sigma30
Geberit concealed cisterns have been used worldwide for decades. Once the cistern is installed, only the actuator plate is visible. So in addition to functioning reliably, the design of the actuator plate also plays a key role. With numerous design solutions using various surfaces and shapes, Geberit offers architects and interior designers a wide range to choose from and a large degree of creative freedom. As an example, all bathrooms in the 135 residential units and 210 hotel rooms at One57 and all bathrooms in the Adidas "Laces" building feature the Geberit actuator plate Bolero. From 2016 the Geberit actuator plate Sigma30 will replace the Bolero. Sigma30 is available in six different colour variants, including bright chrome and matt chrome. It features two buttons which allow the user to release either a large or a small amount of water, enabling you to conserve water as a valuable resource.