"Turning the typical skyscraper on its head, establishing amenity spaces where typically the high-priced penthouse apartments are located, changes everything. It unites and empowers the community."– Matthias Hollwich; HWKNThe team for this proposal was created through the partnership between real estate developers Blesso Properties and Bronx Pro – two firms with complementary successes and expertise. The team looks forward to implementing the concepts it developed for adAPT NYC, in future projects in New York and elsewhere.
"Shared resources, community building, and environmental sustainability have always been integral drivers for our projects. We're delighted that the Mayor and the City share these concerns and embrace them as opportunities. Housing needs today are very different than they were 50 years ago yet the industry's mindset, and hence our housing stock, has not evolved. Our housing needs will continue to evolve, and we're excited to operate at the forefront of this discussion."– Matthew Blesso; Blesso PropertiesMax is designed to be a community icon for a new way of living, questioning the typical rules of residential development. The lobby is a hub that is connected to retail and a community space downstairs. Moving up through the building is a social experience that is composed of double-height spaces for gathering, collaborating and socializing. At the top of the building, an amenities space is given over to community uses such as a gym, hot tub and climbing wall. The building's mass tapers at the crown to maximize visibility from the street. It is covered in foliage to create a visual connection to the surrounding park and physically connect the inhabitants to nature.