Gotham West Market
Perfectly situated in Hell’s Kitchen within New York City’s Midtown West and located on the ground floor of the 31-story Gotham West luxury apartments, Gotham West Market is a full-service, upscale food court housing renown eateries and offering communal dining space to the public as well as residents of Gotham West. With Continental’s background and experience in high-end residential and amenities, the team was asked to build out the entire interior, from the ceiling to the floor, including some surprising elements.
Though the Market was designed as a rustic-meets-industrial feel with inspiration from European market halls and even the street food stalls of Singapore, much of the interior was fabricated from wood. In fact, the trusses across the ceiling (as inspired by bridge design), the support beam connecting wall to column, the hanging racks and even the bands around the columns were all made from wood. The Continental team paid particular attention to details in texture, including adding rivets, and painted the fixtures to look like faux steel built into the interior. Continental’s expert work can be seen throughout the eatery; the paneled and carved bars and the floating shelves behind, the hospitality station, the dining area wainscoting and even the sculpturesque sliding wood door (inspired by traditional barn doors) that divides the dining space.