Nike House of Innovation 000, Nike’s new flagship store in New York City, covers 68,000 square feet over 6 levels in the podium of an existing tower on 5th Avenue. The in-store experience was designed to highlight innovation, environment, and service. A 5-story atrium and staircase anchor the corner of the store and imbue the space with a sense of activity and energy.
Custom carved and slumped insulating glass units create a dynamic facade evoking the motion of a runner in stride. Reflection, distortion, and transparency are combined to provide striking effects on and through the facade. During a research and development phase for the innovative glass product, Heintges provided preliminary engineering and developed testing procedures. The glass units are supported by a grid of exposed steel framing hung from the roof. Like a runner’s foot in the starting block, the slumped facade lifts up from the ground at the corner creating the clear glazed entrance vestibule.
Heintges provided building envelope and curtain wall consulting services during all phases of design and construction, including NYC Special Inspections.
Photographs by Whitney Starbuck Boykin