New renderings have been unveiled for an 11,000-square-foot outdoor terrace at 3 World Trade Center, expected to open when the skyscraper does so in June. Designed by Ken Smith Workshop, the space will be fully landscaped and feature a lush garden.
Slated to open this June, 3 WTC, designed by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, rises 80 stories, measuring 1,079 feet tall. The tower’s three-story lobby will give visitors a perfect view of the Memorial park outside.
Dr. Fernando Jerez, Founder and Creative Director of SMAR Architecture Studio, references the existing landscape of the unique site in the center of the city as the driving force of the design, which is “topped by a sloping and reflecting upper disk”. The €25 million will be located on Nemunas Island in the Nemunas River, very close to Kaunas‘ historic Centras district.
This will be a new sun for Kaunas, evidence that science is always awake and searching for new answers -Dr. Fernando Jerez, Founder and Creative Director of SMAR Architecture Studio.
The detailed design phase is set to be complete by early 2019, with the center expected to open in 2021 just ahead of Kaunas‘ term as European Capital of Culture 2022.
The Design Contest was organized by Malcolm Reading Consultants. Competition Director and jury chair Malcolm Reading said of the project, “Science Island has the ingredients to be a major international success: a well-conceived project, a very committed client and an outstanding design team.”