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First Look at Starchitect Álvaro Siza's First U.S. Project

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Just over six months after Pritzker Prize-winning Portuguese architect Álvaro Siza announced that he was setting his sights on New York, Wallpaper has got its hands on the very first partial render for the building. Development firm Sumaida + Khurana and LENY commissioned the architect for his first American project —a 34-story condo building in Midtown, this past summer. The building will have 80 apartments ranging from one to four bedrooms, and a few penthouses.

The project features 172,000 square feet of space. Amenities in the building include a landscaped roof garden, private terraces, a swimming pool, and a fitness center.

For the interiors, Siza is collaborating with noted interior design firm, Gabellini Sheppard. SLCE Architects will serve as the architect of record on the project.

Siza is perhaps best known for designing the Piscinas de Marés and the Boa Nova Tea House, both in Portugal.

Developer Sumaida + Khurana previously collaborated with yet another starchitect when they commissioned Tadao Ando to design a residential building at 152 Elizabeth Street in Nolita.

Construction on Siza's Midtown project is expected to begin this summer, and be complete sometime in 2019.

· The big reveal: Álvaro Siza, Sumaida + Khurana and LENY release designs for 611 West 56th Street [Wallpaper]
· Starchitect Álvaro Siza's First U.S. Project Reveals Details [Curbed]