Located just off the High Line, 520 West 20th Street in New York challenges what it means to retrofit architecture. This commercial property, aptly named The Warehouse, is an adaptive reuse project made possible with ALPOLIC® metal composite materials. Designed by Morris Adjmi Architects and fabricated by The Miller Clapperton Partnership, over 14,000 square feet of custom ALPOLIC/fr® adorn the modern addition while maintaining the foundation of the original industrial structure.
ALPOLIC® MCM is the choice for modernizing the look of building facades. Lightweight, easy to fabricate and install, and offered in the widest variety of finishes, this sustainable cladding material provides design flexibility and trailblazing solutions to projects across the world.
Stretching the bounds of renovation and innovation, the three-story glass and MCM overbuild daringly balances on top of the original four-story brick structure, creating a new 85,000 square workspace.
This project has stayed true to the heritage of the building while infusing elegance and modernity. It is a marvel and a true study of mixed material use that has created a new icon in New York’s Chelsea art district.