David Zwirner opens his second Manhattan gallery on February 15th with an exhibition of work by Dan Flavin and Donald Judd. The new 537 West 20th Street location is an expansion of David Zwirner’s 19th Street gallery and will accommodate large-scale exhibitions. Designed by Selldorf Architects, the five-story, 30,000 square foot gallery space will be the first commercial art gallery to obtain LEED certification. The gallery is targeting LEED Gold certification
Atelier Ten’s team – Director Nico Kienzl, Associate Emilie Hagen, and Environmental Designer Bret Mantyk– collaborated with the Selldorf Architects to provide environmental design, energy analysis, and LEED administration for the gallery to meet the highest environmental standards. Atelier Ten advised on sustainable design strategies including low-flow plumbing fixtures to reduce the overall potable water use by 20%, an intensive green roof to reduce stormwater run-off and minimizes heat-island effect, as well as high-performance lighting and controls, premium efficiency HVAC equipment, and triple pane glazing, to reduce the gallery’s annual energy costs by 35%.