14 New Designs Proposed for Brooklyn Bridge Park Project – BIG, Asymptote and FXFOWLE on the Roster

Posted On Wed, August 6, 2014 By

Posted On Wed, August 6, 2014 By In Architecture, Brooklyn, New Developments

The city has just received 14 new design proposals for the two remaining housing developments on the southern edge of Brooklyn Bridge Park, a site that has been the focus of a contentious affordable housing debate; namely whether such units should be added to the coveted waterfront site. According to the Wall Street Journal, the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corp., which runs the park, will discuss the new proposals in a meeting today.

Asymtope, Marvel Architects, and NV/da+O’Neill McVoy, pier 6, pier 6 housing, brooklyn bridge park apartments, brooklyn bridge park affordable housingThe newly received designs come in response to call for proposals back in May for housing concepts that could integrate below market-rate units into a larger market-rate scheme. The inclusion of 30% affordable housing in the two towers was a request made by Mayor de Blasio when it was determined that only 70% of the housing planned for the park would be needed to support the park’s upkeep. Since the announcement, community groups have been steadfast in trying to stop the project, saying that the addition of affordable housing would mean less money for maintenance of the park; while others are simply keen on keeping the waterfront building heights low (as to not obstruct views from their homes, surely). Naysayers have even filed a lawsuit to keep the project from moving forward.

Protesters are expected at today’s meeting, but according to the Journal, “Park officials said they were hopeful the quality of the proposals would help refocus the community conversation from a testy debate over the de Blasio administration’s requirement that developers dedicate at least 30 percent to affordable housing.”

Asymtope, Marvel Architects, and NV/da+O’Neill McVoy, pier 6, pier 6 housing, brooklyn bridge park apartments, brooklyn bridge park affordable housing

All 14 proposals have been revealed and come via BIG, Asymotote Architecture, Marvel Architects, and NV/da + O’Neill McVoy, to name a few. We’re especially loving the NV/da+O’Neill McVoy design which appears to implement some interesting angles, lots of green space at each floor, and an aesthetic that references the area’s industrial past. If a design is approved, and the lawsuit is resolved, the project could break ground in about a year.

Which is your favorite?

Projects from the 14 Teams are as follows… (Source: Brooklyn Bridge Park Corp.)

Team 1: Alloy Design + Bjarke Ingels Group

Alloy-Design-+-Bjarke-Ingels-Group-2

Alloy-Design-+-Bjarke-Ingels-Group-4

Alloy-Design-+-Bjarke-Ingels-Group-5

Alloy-Design-+-Bjarke-Ingels-Group

Team 2: Asymptote Architects

Asymptote Architecture

Asymptote Architeture

Asymptote Architeture 2

Asymptote Architecture

Team 3: BKSK + Aufgang

BKSK + Aufgang

BKSK + Aufgang

BKSK + Aufgang 3

Team 4: Davis Brody Bond

Davis Brody Bond

Davis Brody Bond

Davis Brody Bond 3

Team 5: Future Expansion + SBN Architects

Future Expansion + SBN Architects

Future Expansion + SBN Architects

Future Expansion + SBN Architects

Team 6: FXFOWLE

FXFOWLE

FXFOWLE 2

FXFOWLE 3

FXFOWLE 4

Team 7: H3 Hardy Collaboration Architects

H3 Hardy-Collaboration-Architects--

H3-Hardy-Collaboration-Architects-2-

Team 8: Marvel Architects

Marvel Architects

Marvel Architects 2

Marvel Architects 3

Marvel Architects 4

Marvel Architects 5

Team 9: Morris Adjmi Architects

Morris Adjmi Architects

Morris Adjmi Architects 2

Morris Adjmi Architects 3

Morris Adjmi Architects 4

Morris Adjmi Architects 5

Team 10: NV/da + O’Neill McVoy Architects

Asymtope, Marvel Architects, and NV/da+O’Neill McVoy, pier 6, pier 6 housing, brooklyn bridge park apartments, brooklyn bridge park affordable housing

NVda O'Neill McVoy Architects

NVda O'Neill McVoy Architects 2

Team 11: Pelli Clarke Pelli

Pelli Clarke Pelli

Pelli Clarke Pelli 2

Pelli Clarke Pelli 3

Pelli Clarke Pelli 4

Team 12: S9 Architecture: Perkins Eastman

S9 Architecture Perkins Eastman

S9 Architecture Perkins Eastman 2

S9 Architecture Perkins Eastman 3

Team 13: Selldorf Architects

Selldorf Architects

Selldorf Architects 2

Selldorf Architects 3

Team 14: WASA Studio A

WASA Studio A

WASA Studio A 2

WASA Studio A 3

WASA Studio A 4

WASA Studio A 5

[Via Wall Street Journal]

[Download the official presentation of proposals at Brooklyn Bridge Park Corp.‘s website]

Images © Their respective architects

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