Under the design leadership of Principal Andrew Duffin, the NBRS team created VIVO on High Line. VIVO is an innovative, dynamic, steel framed tower which can flex with the physical demands of changing family size and integrate the shifting balance of work and social connectivity. The structural design that enabled this flexibility was conceived together with ARUP Sydney.
In 2011, more people globally lived in a city than anywhere else, for the first time in history. Along with the pressures of population growth, urban planners need to create environments which can release the pressure valve. NBRS’ proposed solution includes a platform of city nodes that are safer, cleaner, greener, pedestrian and cycle friendly with all daily needs centred around 20 minute nodes.
VIVO on High Line is a true expression of that improved urbanism situated within the ultimate densely populated, high energy city that is Manhattan, New York.
VIVO on High Line purposefully connects with the revitalised High Line elevated park and draws that vitality vertically to reach the New York skyline some 40 storeys above.
NBRS+PARTNERS were announced joint winners along with Chad Kelogg, Matthew Bowles and Nina Mahjoub of AMLGM, for their Urban Alloy design.