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Location: New York, NY

Architect: JGArchitects

Contractor: JT Magen

Permanent Mission of Trinidad and Tobago

Located in New York City near the United Nations, the Permanent Mission develops principled positions of policy advanced by Trinidad and Tobago within the United Nations on a wide range of global issues.

The Mission wished the space to function for a number of different scenarios, including:

  • Event: hosting U.N.-related functions and events
  • Lecture: hosting lectures and presentations for the larger Trinidad and Tobago community
  • Conference: hosting meetings and conferences of the countries of the Caribbean community; as well as in-house meetings, including with government officials in Port-of-Spain via televideo

As it was not space-wise possible to provide a separately designated area for each of these scenarios, JGArchitects proposed one multi-function space which could accommodate all of these activities. The key element to enabling this was a curving glass NANAWALL MOVEABLE-WALL. Flexibility was also enabled by multi-scene dimmable lighting; automated multiple window treatments; and furniture which when not in use, could store away easily and compactly, --including a twenty-person wired conference table.

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