Great Bowery Offices
Old Germania Bank, 190 Bowery, Lower Manhattan
The conversion of this iconic bank, then private home, into a modern 21st century office repurposed many details of the old building without dismantling its history; the space- only altered to incorporate modern day amenities- were executed in a contrasting material palette. A new five story urban-scaled bookshelf behind the existing neo classical renaissance façade becomes a functional and organizational heart for the office, while at the same time, it doubles as a conceptual construct, revealing to the casual passer-by the repurposed use of the building.
Great Bowery is an agency and leader in the fashion and luxury image-making industry, and now occupies all 5 floors above the street level.