Milstein Family Heart Center - NYPH

Project Description
New York, NY, USA

The Milstein Family Heart Center features a beautiful curved facade to optimize views of the Hudson river which the facility overlooks.  Custom vertical fabric louvers, manufactured by Hunter Douglas Architectural, are managed by an Embedia Solarai Plus control system to bring this incredible dynamic facade to life.  Tracking the position of the sun, the louvers are moved in 5° increments throughout the day to block out direct sunlight while maximizing views and soft natural light within the interior space.

  • Project Architect
    Pei Cobb Freed & Partners
  • Control Features
    Predictive Solar Tracking , Advanced Modeling , Anti-glare Regions , Vertical Louvers
  • Certification and Awards
    LEED Gold Certified
    2012 - Green Good Design Award: Architecture - Chicago Athenaeum/European Centre
    2012 - Design Awards: Citation - AIA NY State Chapter
    2011 - American Architecture Award - Chicago Athenaeum/European Centre
    2011 - Platinum Award for Engineering Excellence - American Council of Engineering Companies of New York
    2009 - Best of 2009 Awards: Award of Merit - McGraw Hill