citizenM Times Square by Concrete Architectural Associates
The 230-room hotel is located in Times Square, New York.
The concrete designed citizenM hotel is making its debut in the United States with its first skyscraper in the heart of New York City on Times Square. An Amsterdam based hotel chain, citizenM is bringing affordable luxury to all mobile citizens, as it opened its doors on 10 April, 2014.
citizenM Times Square offers New York 230 of its signature guest rooms, stacked on top of a vibrant living room plaza, a double height space which combines the NY-vibe with a home away from home feel. This citizenM features a striking artwork in the heart of the living room by Julian Opie as well as a rooftop bar. The dynamic living room and rooftop bar form the social heart of citizenM. Open and inviting to both guests and locals to have a drink, work or just rest and be inspired by the art.
The concept of citizenM is to give the mobile citizens of the world ‘more for less’ and cut out all hidden costs, remove all unnecessary items in order to provide guests with a luxury experience at an affordable price. The hotel counts 230 rooms of 150 square feet (approx. 14 m2). The design is founded on the belief that a great bed and a rain shower is all you need during a city or business trip.
Design: Concrete Architectural Associates
Styling: Bricks, Amsterdam, NL
Artwork Exterior: ‘come one come all’ by Jen Lui
Artwork Interior: ‘people walking’ by Julian Opie
Graphic Design: KesselsKramer, Amsterdam, NL
All drawings courtesy of Concrete Architectural Associates.
Photography by Adrian Gaut for concrete