2022 Merit Award

JACX Commons

Queens, New York

Landscape Architect:


Project Team:

CLIENT/OWNER: Tishman Speyer

Architect: MdeAS Architects
Programming Architect: SITU Studio
Structural Engineer: WSP
MEP Engineer: Jaros, Baum & Bolles
Irrigation Engineer: WC3 Design
Living Roof Consultant: Roofmeadows
Environmental Engineer: Tene Environmental
LEED Consultant: Adrian Tulca

Construction Manager: New Line Structures
Landscape Contractor: Blondies Treehouse

The JACX, Location: Queens, New York, Architect: MdeAS Architects, Developer: Tishman Speyer

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About the Project:

Embedded within three commercial towers, this shared ninth floor landscape “Commons” binds the buildings has evolved into the working community’s heart and soul. Visible from above and equally physically accessible, its central podium landscape has emerged as the development’s identity. Designed to foster community spirit, the Commons functions as a traditional town green. The idiom “tower-in-the-park” has been reimaged with its variety of productive exterior office workspaces organized within an undulating woodland garden. To inspire habitual and year-round occupation, flexibility and comfort has been built-into places for peaceful retreats, group meetings, and large social gathering receptions.

Photo Credit: Pavel Bendov Inc.

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