Case Study: 60 White

Located in the heart of Tribeca, 6o White Street marries the epitome of high-end design and craftsmanship with the most exacting standards of architectural preservation and environmentally conscious construction. The developer of this reimagined 1869 building – with a collection of eight residential lofts – is the Sorgente Group of America. With careful selection of materials and inspired interior design, all the charm, character and history of a landmark edifice are preserved and celebrated, while creating the perfect modern loft experience.

Zola Windows played a crucial role in helping to embrace and engender the “Passive House” construction standard, allowing a landmark protected large commercial building to be transformed into an architecturally precise, low energy, high performance masterpiece. For 60 White Street, a brand new class of window was developed that pushes the technological envelope while faithfully replicating the look appropriate for a 146 year-old historic edifice.

Spanning three panes, Zola’s American Heritage SDH (Simulated Double Hung) window helped create a well-insulated, draft free building envelope akin to a thermos bottle. This award-winning, replica-quality window boasts industry-leading airtightness and thermal performance, coupled with craftsmanship that is befitting of even the most detailed historic restorations.

“This unique historic project was a great opportunity for Zola to push the limits of high-performance window development. The project’s energy-efficiency requirements were extremely high, while at the same time it was very important to the developer that this historically significant building remain authentic and true to the aesthetic of the period. Zola spent many months going back and forth with designer and engineers on this window design, the result was quite ground breaking” says Florian Speier, Zola founder and head of product development.

60 White lofts boast large and gracious rooms with ample lighting making for a modern and luxurious space. Approximately 80% of the project’s materials were reused or maintained from the existing structure. The rest of the finishes were sourced locally, helping to breathe new life into the wondrous souls of these stunning buildings.

Outdoor Deck features Zola Lift & Slide Door offering outstanding thermal and acoustic performance while showcasing expansive views of downtown Manhattan.

60 White highlighting Zola Windows has been featured on Design Boom, Inhabitat, Commercial Observer and ArchDaily.

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60 White is featured in the October 2017 issue of Commercial Architecture Magazine | Article: Lofty Windows