New Coworking Space at One New York Plaza

New York, NY

With an eye toward providing flexible office alternatives and leases for their major tenants, Brookfield Properties tapped Mancini to realize new co-working spaces on floors 31 and 33 of One New York Plaza in Downtown Manhattan. These spaces, managed by Brookfield’s business partner Convene—a leader in providing temporary and permanent meeting, event, and office spaces alike—capture both the timelessness of Brookfield’s brand and the convenience of Convene’s office solutions.

Unlike our work with The Assemblage at John Street House and Park Avenue House, this coworking space is designed to supplement existing tenants occupying space at One New York Plaza. Whereas The Assemblage targets individual people within the creative industries, Brookfield is supporting their long-term tenants by offering flexibility when they need it most in this ever-changing world.

Creating Options for Every Kind of Tenant at One New York Plaza

One New York Plaza is home to many different types of tenants—including law firms, financial services firms, publishing companies, and consumer products companies—so these spaces had to be designed for broad appeal. The two floors were already an attractive option, with panoramic views of some of the most notable landmarks in the city, and at 45,000 square feet each, enough room for us to place over 400 sit‑stand desks per floor, covering any tenant’s needs for swing space or other kind of short‑term and long‑term needs.

To make these spaces even more enticing, we had a raised flooring system and movable modular wall panels installed throughout. These two systems give tenants a wide variety of options when configuring open work areas or enclosed meeting spaces, allowing for a variety of workstyles suitable for many types of companies. Each floor also has rooms that can be used as huddle rooms or private offices and expanded into larger conference rooms. They were placed toward the building core to maximize access to sunlight and views for everybody.

An Amenities Core with Many Uses & Wide Appeal

In the heart of it all is The Village. Common to every Convene project and designed to their white‑glove hospitality standards, The Village is the nexus of each floor’s amenities. This includes Nourish, Convene’s café dining concept, which offers unlimited snacks and drinks like fresh cucumber water and kombucha on tap in a concierge‑type setting. To the side of the Nourish café is a quiet area where focused work can take place in social settings; this is supplemented by three dedicated huddle rooms for even more intensive collaboration. Rounding out The Village’s amenities are a 16‑person boardroom and a smaller conference room and, on the 33rd floor, a training room capable of seating up to 42 people.

The décor throughout serves as the perfect backdrop for any kind of client. Our overall use of whites and greys gives these spaces a classic feel, one that’s contrasted with black details for impact, and softened by the warmth given off by oak wood baffle ceilings and butter-toned leather. It’s elegant—but with a little bit of an edge, typified by our use of open ceilings and exposed concrete floors.