Moxy East Village
New York, NY
Stonehill Taylor completed the architecture for the 13-story Moxy East Village, a new 286-key hotel on East 11th Street. A new urban artifact that blends seamlessly into its surrounding environment, the hotel is the gateway to New York’s instantly recognizable East Village and its unique history.
The architecture team designed Moxy East Village with influences from the surrounding neighborhood’s gritty urban aesthetic, brick walk-ups, and distinctive iron fire escapes. In this spirit, the hotel’s façade features iron-point roman brick, echoing the iconic Webster Hall music venue across 11th Street, with CorTen weathered steel elements on the street level and the top floor. Board-formed concrete piers and walls start on the façade and up the podium, elevating the common concrete to a design element with its own character.
The Moxy East Village carves its public areas deep underground in a variety of interactive levels. These provide unique spaces for the arrival and check-in, the hotel bar and lounge, and several outdoor terraces. Of note, concrete stairs lead to the dramatic triple-height Cathédrale restaurant, with interiors by Rockwell Group, that highlights a stunning custom installation done by Italian artist Edoardo Tresoldi.
The top floor of the building calls out the rooftop program with the same weathered steel used in the base. A Rockwell designed rooftop bar designed to resemble a coveted New York City backyard terrace, with strung garden lights, abundant foliage, and colorful patio furniture will be opening in Spring 2020. A retractable glass roof will allow the bar to be used in all seasons while providing guests with unobstructed views of the encompassing neighborhood.