STUDIO C ARCHITECTS

EAST WILLIAMSBURG DEVELOPMENT


Porject Type: Mixed use

Location: Brooklyn, NY

Size: 2,580,000 SF

Status: Proposal


The East Williamsburg Development is located on a 580,000SF site on by the Newtown Creek in Brooklyn, NYC. It is currently an industrial neighborhood that flourishes with the creative culture of local artists and musicians. With precedents such as the SOHO district and the DUMBO district in mind, the East Williamsburg Development aims to pursue its artistic culture unique to the neighborhood as the essence of its development strategy. Three towers arose from the site; one is dedicated as artist’s live-work studio and gallery spaces, another as transient hotel to accommodate those attracted to the local culture, and yet another tower as luxury condominium. Interwoven strips of commercial spaces and green recreational spaces bridge the three towers, and public plazas and marina activate the waterfront. The East Williamsburg Development aligns its design approach with New York City’s Vision 2020 plan to comprehensively improve the city’s waterfront. The development pursues a net zero site and source energy use and emissions by implementing energy reduction strategies such as ground-sourced heat exchange, daylight and solar control, and separate, distributed air supply and heating/cooling.