3DEN (pronounced Eden) is “your personal space before your next place”. This pay-as-you use, multipurpose lounge is a nature-infused urban sanctuary located New York City’s $25 billion neighborhood, Hudson Yards. It is artfully nestled among the 100-plus curated shops and restaurants of the 7-level, high-end shopping complex at 20 Hudson Yards.
McLaren Engineering Group’s NYC and Florida offices worked together to provide retail fit-out engineering for the this unique amenity spot that offers work spaces, nap pods, showers, a meditation room, soundproof phone booths, along with coffee and snacks. Our structural engineers designed interior wall framing, green wall framing, the entry door portal and custom perforated metal ceiling anchors and hangers to help create the contemporary space. Additionally, our team designed the anchors for 3DEN’s indoor tree swing that overlooks breathtaking views of Manhattan and the Vessel.
Many distinct aspects of the space were carefully engineered to help create its respite vibe. For the storefront vertical garden green wall, McLaren designed the steel distribution members to support the plant troughs and to distribute their load to the column lines. Our team also engineered 3DEN’s nature-inspired custom ceiling that holds hanging fixtures and flora. McLaren’s engineers sized the typical wood members, connections and connections to the existing building structure. Localized connections to building were also checked for the unique portal type interface and curved conference room walls.
Additionally, we provided structural design and drawings for the new steel lintel and steel jambs that were added for a new opening in an existing concrete masonry unit stairwell wall. All new loads imposed onto the building structure were noted for review by this modern mall’s engineer-of-record. Details were incorporated into the Phase 1 drawings and McLaren helped developed a calculation package.