Location: New York, NY
Client: Broadway Housing Communities
Architect: SLCE Architects
Photo Credit: SLCE Architects
Sugar Hill is a new 191,500 SF mixed-use development located in Manhattan’s historic Sugar Hill district of Harlem which incorporates (or features) permanently affordable housing, an early childhood education center and a children’s museum. Developed by Broadway Housing Communities, a nonprofit community-based organization, this new 13-story building will include 124 affordable housing units for low-income families, including 25 residences for the formerly homeless.
The new 17,600 SF Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling will be located on the ground floor featuring interactive exhibition and performance spaces and an artist-in-residence studio. The new 11,600 SF early childhood education center will be located on the 2nd floor and will serve up to 200 children from birth to age five. Offices for BHC will be located on the 9th floor.
This textured slab structure is clad with pre-cast concrete panels etched with abstracted images of roses. On the 9th floor of the building, there is a 76 foot base that steps back to create a ten foot terrace and cantilever on opposite sides.