Rockwell Group completes luxury residents-only leisure club for New York's Waterline Square - architecture and design

Rockwell Group completes luxury residents-only leisure club for New York's Waterline Square



A sinuous wooden walkway connects different amenities in this private leisure club that architecture and design firm Rockwell Group has created for residents of New York's Waterline Square development.
The Waterline Club by Rockwell Group links together the trio of skyscrapers that make up Waterline Square, a five-acre residential development located on Manhattan's Upper West Side between West 59th and 61st streets.
Each of the three buildings was designed by a different architect ? Rafael Viñoly, Richard Meier and KPF ? and together accommodates 263 luxury apartments.
An elevated wooden walkway crosses over Nexus, the club's central gathering spot
Residents now have exclusive access to 77,000 square feet (7,153 square metres) of leisure amenities available in The Waterline Club, which occupies three subterranean levels beneath the development. When devising the interiors, Rockwell Group made sure to make room for activities that "appeal to both left and right-brain thinking".
Residents can use The Waterline Club's fitness centre
"Our research led to a major observation: New Yorkers have diverse, dynamic interests," the firm explained.
"Rather than offer only the typical athletic facilities, we wanted to appeal to New Yorkers' balanced approach to life, which includes art, music, community, and play," it continued.
"We grouped active amenities together, and social and cultural amenities together, establishing a micro-community and an oasis...
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