The Dance Building was developed as a partnership between the non-profit Dance Theater Workshop (DTW) and a for-profit developer. DTW occupies the lower floors of the building while the upper floors consist of 12 loft apartments on eight floors, including four full-floor units. Services are designed to allow for renovation of each apartment with no disruption of the other units.
The Dance Building is a mixed use building comprised of a non-profit arts organization with a modern dance theater and luxury residential condominiums. It is located in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan. The residential development consists of 12 loft condominiums on floors 4-11, which include:
Large expanses of glass, bringing generous amounts of light into the apartments
Column-free layouts that allow a variety of build-out configurations
A high-end Bulthaup kitchen and a custom designed master bathroom
Private outdoor balcony or terrace space for each apartment
A penthouse apartment that has access to a private roof terrace from an exterior stairway.
These apartments are all designed to allow for future fitout and renovations with minimal disruption to neighbors. Rawlingsarchitects pc designed the fitout of 4 of the 12 apartments.
“It is a very nice representation of the uses involved. The contrasts between the building and it surroundings, with the long ribbon windows, help highlight the fact [that] there’s an important cultural institution at the base of the building. It’s not just housing, it is a very special place.”
– AIA Housing Award Jury Comment