Carbon Neutral Hotel, LIC

Status: Competition Entry
Location: Long Island City, NY

With 17-stories and 85 rooms, the LIC boutique hotel is designed as a carbon-neutral building with an energy-saving and -producing envelope. Live plants on all facades and in public areas such as the entrance lobby and the rooftop Belvedere serve as a carbon sink and improve the air quality in the hotel naturally. Translucent photovoltaic glazing and wind turbines provide renewable energy for this 225’ y’all sustainable tower. A public infinity pool with bar and performance space on the rooftop provide spectacular view of the close-by Manhattan Skyline.