LEARN ABOUT GLEN LOCHEN’S PAST, PRESENT + PROMISING FUTURE
BUILDING | GLEN LOCHEN
Originally built in 1975, Glen Lochen was a vibrant local institution, housing first-class restaurants, shopping, and offices. However, Over nearly forty years, time and neglect contributed to the dilapidation of the building.
glen lochen was acquired by new york city based real estate firm, tse group, in 2011. With the help of Amenta Emma Architects, Edward Stanley Engineers, Silva Engineering, and Tall Construction Company, Glen Lochen was given a re-invented identity for the site features, building exterior and interior common spaces. With a mixed-use commercial program. this building-overhall featured ground floor retail and dining with office spaces on the second and third floors.
An undulating zinc armature stretching the entire length of the main façade serves as the cohesive element in the vocabulary of the new building and frames the new glass and Cumaru wood entry to the building. The existing signature element of the building – a triangular volume jetting out towards the street atop slender columns – was reimagined to preserve the recognizable icon while announcing the property’s transformation with its new transparent glass curtain wall.
THe main focus was to redevelop the central atrium and staircase to serve as the hub for occupant interaction and informal activities. A new suspended soffit extends through the common spaces to conceal previous exposed electrical busways and provides additional lighting in the corridors.
The renovation has helped restore this local cultural landmark and has already proved successful in drawing occupants and visitors. This project was an architect-led design build effort that was conceived, drawn, permitted, procured, constructed and managed by a single firm of dedicated professionals committed to the synthesis of design and building.