Gensler to Design New Home for New York’s International Center for Photography

ICP will be spread across two buildings at Essex Crossing. Image courtesy Moso Studio.

The International Center for Photography (ICP) in New York has announced plans to relocate, only a year after arriving in a new space on Bowery Street. Gensler, which oversaw the design of ICP’s former Midtown address, will craft a new home further downtown. The ICP Museum and School will be reunited under one roof following the move into Essex Crossing on Manhattan’s Lower East Side in early 2019. The institution will serve as the anchor of the $1.5 billion mixed-use property.

Spread across two buildings and four stories, the new 40,000-square-foot venue will welcome visitors and students through a glass facade on a block between Ludlow and Essex Streets. Two additional floors will be occupied in an adjacent, residential structure designed by SHoP Architects. The building is scheduled to open in early 2018.

Image courtesy Gensler.

ICP serves more than 3,500 students each year, and sees roughly 100,000 annual visitors.