The showroom is located in the former Commodore Criterion building on 25th Street and the intersection of 5th Avenue and Broadway, a landmarked property that faces the Flatiron Building and Madison Square Park. The building is 15,000 square feet and seven stories with a rooftop event space. It features four floors of showroom space, a café, design center, offices and meeting/training rooms.
The space was designed by Foster + Partners and Faithful+Gould provided the design management, project management, quality control oversight, cost control and scheduling services. The renovation of this landmark building commenced in August 2013 and was completed and open for business on September 5, 2015. The building encompasses a “high-end finish” space that features touch-screen displays throughout to help clients visualize the vast array of Porcelanosa products as well as numerous plumbing fixtures and tile samples throughout the showroom.
The grand opening was celebrated in September, in the adjacent Madison Square Park. Porcelanosa partnered with the Madison Square Park Conservancy in conjunction with their Fall Fundraising Gala in the park grounds where more than 700 guests were in attendance. The host for the evening was Meredith Viera, with special guests Sarah Jessica Parker, Richard Gere, Irinia Shayk, Carolina Herrera, Nieves Alvarez, Cayetano Rivera and Chelsea Clinton in attendance among many other high-profile guests.
"It was an honor to work on this landmark project with such a great client. I look forward to working with them again on future expansion."
Len Barone, Faithful+Gould Lead Project Manager
Lead Project Manager Len Barone stated, “It was an honor to work on this landmark project with such a great client. I look forward to working with them again on future expansion.” Len further noted that the last few months were challenging to meet the opening date and obtain TCO due to later than expected imported material deliveries.