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Redhook Stores

Doban Architecture, PC

Location

4500 Van Brunt Street
Brooklyn
11231

Client/Owner

Redhook Stores: Pier 41 Associates, The O’Connell Organization and Fairway Market

Consultants

  • Landscape Architect: Lynden B. Miller, Public Garden Design
  • Mechanical Engineer: Dagher Engineering

Project Status

Built

Year Completed

2006

Construction Cost

$25,000,000
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Project Description

This civil war era warehouse on Brooklyn’s waterfront has been transformed into an environmentally conscious, mixed-use complex that juxtaposes the monumental character of the existing building with modern interventions. The 40,900 sf building combines apartments, live-work space, artist studios and a two-story gourmet market all served by a new co generation facility located on the site which generates 90% of the buildings energy needs. Heavy timber joists were removed to create an interior courtyard and then milled for reuse as wood paneling at the entrance to each apartment. Recycled wood flooring is also used to be in character with the industrial aesthetic. The typical residential units have been designed to leave columns and masonry walls exposed wherever possible, and to respect views of the harbor and industrial landscape of Redhook. Dune-like landscaping screens against winds from New York Harbor while maximizing the view of the Statue of Liberty and creating a forecourt and drive in front of the residential entrance.
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