565 Broome SoHo

Renzo Piano-designed condo to become first high-end residential Zero Waste Building in NYC. Pritzker Prize-winning architect Renzo Piano’s first residential building at 565 Broome Soho in New York City is the city’s first high-end residential Zero Waste Building. That eco-friendly distinction is achieved through ecological features such as ample daylighting, electric vehicle charging stations, and refillable water bottle stations created with the goal of eliminating all plastic water bottle use in the building. The light-filled, zero-waste condo will be sheathed in low-iron glass and embrace 360-degree panoramic views of the Hudson River, One World Trade Center and beyond.

Once a haven for a generation of modern artists, SoHo has become a center not only for retail, dining, and nightlife, but has continued as the nexus for arts and culture. With the transformation of the Hudson riverfront, outdoor recreation has also become part of the fabric of SoHo. 565 Broome SoHo’s luxury condominium residences mark a culmination within that neighbourhood's evolution, providing easy access to all of those amenities, even as it serves as a quiet retreat amidst the neighbourhood bustle.

The 30-story structure will soar above its smaller scale surroundings, providing sweeping views of the city and the Hudson River. The remarkable sunsets that colour the river and harbour will warm the residences at 565 Broome SoHo. Its materials will not only complement the historic context, but will also allow residents to take full advantage of the building’s panoramic views.

GU solution: From Gretsch-Unitas are the components for the projecting top-hung windows. This function offers considerable functional and aesthetic advantages in many building projects. With the bottom-hung window, the sash lowers slightly when opened outwards and thus retains its stable opening position in any position. With this type of fitting, the external appearance of a glass façade can be designed extremely homogeneously. In contrast to a conventional top-hung window, bottom-hung windows are stable in any position and can be additionally locked in the open position by the GS opening limiter via the handle. This means that the windows are secured against unintentional movement / slamming shut even in windy weather conditions.
To ensure that the visual appearance of the building or façade is not impaired by parapets, railings, grilles or glazing in front, architecture is increasingly using devices to limit the opening of windows and French windows. The opening width is limited in such a way that falling through the gap between the window and the wall reveal is prevented.    
In order to open the windows completely for cleaning or shock ventilation, instructed and authorised persons can deactivate the opening limitation. The window is then closed again in the secured state.
The opening limiter GS can be combined with components from the extensive product portfolio of Gretsch-Unitas, thus individual solutions can also be realised without any problems.
The turn limiter fulfils the fall protection requirements of the New York City Department of Health and DIN EN 13126-5.