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EMIGRANT SAVINGS BANK – SEA LEVEL CAFÉ
New York, New York

The Sea Level Café is a concourse-level dining facility for a major New York bank.  As its name suggests, patrons encounter a subtle, unfolding aquatic narrative enhanced by the seamless integration of lighting and architecture.

Careful not to overwhelm, the design team artfully augmented the vivid materials and playful furnishings with equally imaginative lighting solutions that expand on the motif and add a layer of meaning. The resulting atmosphere satisfies all design objectives with sense of humor that dispels any notion of the café’s basement location.

Architect:
Gensler
Photographer:
Gensler