DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN CULTURAL DISTRICT

PUBLIC AGENCY:

NYCEDC

50,000 SQFT SPANNING FIVE FLOORS AT 300 ASHLAND WERE TRANSFORMED INTO CREATIVE AND CULTURAL SPACES SHARED BY BAM, 651 ARTS, THE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN DIASPORAN ARTS AND THE BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY. STRUCTURAL ACCOMMODATIONS WERE MADE FOR RETRACTABLE LIGHTING, PIVOTING PARTITIONS, ACOUSTICALLY ISOLATED AREAS THAT INCLUDED MULTIPLE CINEMAS, MULTI-PURPOSE ROOMS, AND DANCE STUDIOS. TWO NEWLY INTEGRATED ARCHITECTURAL STAIRS WERE INTRODUCED INTO THE BASE SUPERSTRUCTURE ALONG WITH NEW FLOOR AREA THROUGH THE BUILDING PROGRAM AT MEZZANINE FLOORS.

FEATURED PROJECT

HUNTERS POINT PARCEL C

"New development requires fresh space, and when it comes to affordable housing in New York City that space is often relegated to far-off corners in remote, unconnected sites. However, former Mayor Michael Bloomberg implemented an affordable housing initiative focused on community interaction, and prime real estate, starting with a competition to develop city-donated land at Hunter’s Point Parcel C in Long Island City---a bid ODA won. The biggest affordable housing project New York City has completed in the past 40 years, the 1.4 million square feet of residential and retail space is slated to provide 1,400 apartments as well as a school for local kids."

-ODA New York -

   Design Architect

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