175 East 125th Street/ 2306 Third Avenue, New York
Square Feet: 170,000 SF
Apartment Units: 233
Completion Date: June 2018
The Salvation Army conducted a thorough research for an architectural firm that could take over their first multi-use facility in almost 30 years. Peter Poon Architects was selected based on its combined experience on religious, office, residential and hospitality building types.
The client has worked closely with our office to design this exemplary building that will become a prototype for the organization's future projects. A senior living component will be conformed from the 4th floor to the 12th floor while two senior resident amenity spaceswill be located at the 3rd and 13th Floor. The Cellar, Ground and 2nd Floors will be designated to community outreach programs which include a basketball facility and a place of worship as well as after-school programs.
Based on the client's vision, the knowledge of the existing context and all future developments in the vicinity, the floor plan is configured around a U-shape layout, double loaded corridors consisting of the same shape. This configuration provides a rear courtyard that maximizes the light and air for the residential units in the back portion of the building.
In order to emphasize the presence of the new corner structure, Peter Poon Architects composed a facade with rhythmic spandrel glass inserts within the clear glass fenestration units which are set within a pre-cast brick panel; the windows are recessed to create an articulated plane to simulate some of the surrounding existing structures. The lower floors consists of double-height storefronts to maximize day-light. Similarly, the 13th floor Dining facility crowns the building with an articulation and light features that animate the corner of the building.
Other than promoting the client's mission with the local community, this building will provide the client with an identity and prominence among the other newly planned neighboring buildings as well as fitting within the existing context.
Queens, New York
Completion Date: May, 1997
Peter Poon Architects was commissioned to design the new sanctuary for QUEENS HERALD CHURCH for a congregation of 300 people, as well as to renovate an existing warehouse building adjacent to the church for a kindergarten nursery for 75-80 children. Phase I of the project will encompass approximately 11,00 s.f.. Phase II will add another 4,000 s.f. for community service and church administration uses.
The project received an award from Queens Chamber of Commerce for excellence in design.
156-03 Horace Harding Expressway, Flushing, NY
Square Feet: 9,600 sf
In March, 2000, PPA was commissioned by QUEENS HERALD CHURCH to implement Phase II of the master plan for the church- adding 9,600 s.f. to the existing building.
The addition will include 2 light-filled gathering spaces for youth ministry, administration offices, and a roof area enclosed by metal screens for outdoor activities.
162 Eldridge St, New York
Square Feet: 16,500 sf
Completion Date: May 1998
PPA was commissioned by the Chinese Alliance Church to designed a new 11,000 s.f. sanctuary building located in lower Manhattan. A comprehensive master plan was developed for the L-shaped site, which will encompass another 16,500 s.f. of future expansion on top of the existing 2-story building.
162 Eldridge St, New York
Square Feet: 16,500 sf
Completion Date: 2001
PPA was commissioned in the fall of 2001 to implement Phase II of the master plan, for the growing congregation. In Phase II, approximately 15,500 s.f. was added to the existing building housing administrative offices, classrooms, secondary worship space as well as a book shop on the ground floor.
4629 Laburnum Ave, Flushing, NY
Area: 12,915 s.f.
PPA was commissioned by the congregation of Christian Believers' Meeting to design a new sanctuary for 231 people. The project is two-fold: the renovation of on existing two story building consisting of 2,415 s.f., and the addition of 10,500 s.f. on two floors.
14221 Franklin Ave, Flushing
In 2002, PPA was commissioned by the congregation of Chinese For Christ Church to complete PHASE II of the original master plan created in 1995. A fellowship hall accommodating 103 people, a second sanctuary, and more administrative offices will be added onto the existing church building.
Staten Island, New York
Completion Date: November, 1993
PPA was commissioned by Staten Island Chinese Christian Church to design a new sanctuary and support spaces for a congregation of 200 people at a site in the Todt Hill section of Staten Island. The L-shaped site is comprised of two parcels of land, which includes an existing residential house renovated for educational use. The new sanctuary is built with exposed wood laminated beams resting on masonry bearing walls. The new and existing buildings are connected to embrace an open garden and children’s play area. The project received the Annual Building Award (religious category) from the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce in 1995.