A dynamic, experimental, industry-leading format.

StudioMDA, the international architecture firm founded by Markus Dochantschi, reinvented the European arcade model to make it about art. A hybrid between a museum, gallery, art fair and showroom. A public space where people of all types can stroll, mingle and take in culture.


A cafe to cool off... or warm up.

Il Piccolo Ristoro is High Line Nine’s on-site café serving authentic Italian caffe, paninis, gelato, and freshly made pastries. Stop by for a quick meal or espresso before further exploring West Chelsea’s art and cultural neighborhood.

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The European arcade, reinterpreted.

Running directly under the High Line between 27th & 28th streets, exposed High Line columns and steel beams give the spaces an industrial feel that responds to the neighborhood. Each of the spaces offers abundant natural light, with skylights in every space. The façade, cast in white bronze, embraces the history of the site, which was home to a metal recycling yard for more than 50 years. studioMDA collaborated with Polich Tallix, a foundry that has a long history of working with artists, to create the intricate facade.