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Foster & Partners unveils Porcelanosa showroom


Foster & Partners has unveiled designs for a new flagship showroom in New York for ceramics company Porcelanosa.

The showroom is housed in a 1920’s six-storey building to the north-west of Madison Square Park in Manhattan.

foster-porcelanosa2-we_330The refurbishment will create a series of spaces to showcase products, as well as a design library for architects and designers to use. The design aims at a Leed Gold rating and features a highly insulated envelope and new free cooling systems.

Foster said: “The main design challenge has been to work within the protected shell to transform the interior. The design will create new visual connections vertically through the building and will introduce a greater variety of spaces, with a series of dramatic interlocking levels.”