ODA Unveils Plans for “A City Within a City” in Brooklyn, New York

ODA Unveils Plans for "A City Within a City" in Brooklyn, New York, Courtesy of ODA New York
Courtesy of ODA New York

ODA New York has unveiled the plans for Bushwick II, a 1,000,000 square feet apartment development that will occupy two city blocks in Brooklyn’s Bushwick neighborhood in New York.

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.

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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.

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Similarly, many of the amenities within the courtyard system will be enclosed in glass, so as to create a sense of openness and connectivity.

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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.

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Learn more about the project here.

News via ODA.

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