New renderings revealed for Greenpoint Landing’s OMA-designed towers

Posted On Thu, March 7, 2019 By

Posted On Thu, March 7, 2019 By In affordable housing, Greenpoint, Landscape Architecture, New Developments, Starchitecture

Rendering courtesy of Brookfield Properties and Park Tower Group.

Developers Brookfield Properties and Park Tower Group have unveiled the next phase of development in the massive Greenpoint Landing waterfront project, including an addition to the public waterfront esplanade designed by James Corner Field Operations and mixed-income housing designed by OMA, the architecture firm founded by Rem Koolhaas. Construction is scheduled to begin this summer on the two new towers and an adjacent seven-story building that will bring the total number of units in the project to 745, of which 30 percent will be affordable.

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Rendering courtesy of Brookfield Properties and Park Tower Group.

Work on the waterfront public space will include expansion of the existing esplanade. The new towers will also give the neighborhood 8,600 square feet of ground-floor retail.

The towers’ design is intended to maximize dramatic Manhattan skyline views and evoke a gateway to north Greenpoint with tapered forms that complement one another in a cascade of terraces angling away from neighboring buildings. Facades feature precast concrete panels surrounding large square windows, carved by a series of angled planes.

The carved faces are oriented differently for each block–vertical, horizontal or diagonal–and react dynamically to the movement of the sun throughout the day. Building interiors and landscaping are by Marmol Radziner; Beyer Blinder Belle is the executive architect and unit interior designer.

The 22-acre Greenpoint Landing site sits on a half-mile of East River waterfront designated for residential use in the 2005 Greenpoint-Williamsburg rezoning. When complete, the development will be comprised of an estimated 5,500 residential units–1,400 of which are affordable housing–as well as a pre-k through 8th-grade public school and four acres of public open space.

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