Located on the former site of the Rheingold Brewery, the project will act as a “city within the city,” and is modeled after “the quintessential European village,” featuring a meandering system of interconnected courtyards.
Within the courtyard system, landscaped and partially covered walkways will guide visitors through a series of plazas, coffee shops, art galleries, lounges, fitness centers, recreational and study areas, among other publically accessible amenities. The design aims to “promote a sense of community in this increasingly vibrant area” noted the architect in a media release.
Similarly, many of the amenities within the courtyard system will be enclosed in glass, so as to create a sense of openness and connectivity.
Additionally, the project seeks to create community through a series of art installations commissioned from local artists that will be distributed throughout the complex.
The development will also feature a 60,000 square foot rooftop space, where tenants will be able to participate in urban farming, as well as general relaxation and fitness facilities.
A 17,850 square foot park will run directly through the development’s center, creating a vast public promenade. By opening the project in this way—in addition to providing 20% affordable housing, and making many of its offerings available to the public—ODA aims to create a highly porous community center – Eran Chen, Founder & Executive Director of ODA New York.
Learn more about the project here.
News via ODA.