Designs for an exciting new waterfront office development in Red Hook, Brooklyn by Foster + Partners have been revealed. The mixed-use complex – located on a former industrial site – seeks to build on the growing presence of technology companies in the borough, with more than 600,000 square feet (55,700 sq m) of offices and 23,000 sq ft (2,100 sq m) of retail and restaurants. The building features flexible, open floorplates of up to 100,000 sq ft (9,300 sq m), that are ideal for new, innovative ways of working that characterise the burgeoning creative and tech sector in New York.
Located alongside a unique waterfront location, the Red Hook complex will revitalise the area, creating a new public esplanade that connects to the Brooklyn Greenway and the natural surroundings of the site. The four-storey, timber-framed building also features a central courtyard and rooftop terraces above the offices, and is surrounded by water on three sides, offering unmatched views of New York Harbour and the Statue of Liberty. Construction is scheduled to begin this summer.
Commenting Nigel Dancey, Head of Studio at Foster + Partners said: “The design for this project takes advantage of its unique location in Red Hook, contributing to the wider regeneration of the area with new creative workspaces within a vibrant public realm. Situated along the Brooklyn Greenway, the design pulls its natural surroundings into the site with a promenade, roof terraces and a green courtyard bisecting two low-rise building blocks. The design references the area’s industrial heritage, respecting the scale of the neighbourhood, while creating flexible, innovative workspaces that will support new collaborative ways of work.”