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Foster + Partners reveals first Brooklyn scheme

Red Hook, Brooklyn by Foster + Partners
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Foster + Partners has revealed plans for a timber-framed office development in Red Hook, Brooklyn, New York

The AJ100 practice’s waterfront scheme sits on a former industrial site and, according to the practice, will provide a home for the growing number of tech firms moving to the borough.

The mixed-use proposal includes 55,700m² of office space alongside 2,100m² of shops and restaurants.

The four-storey scheme features flexible floor plates of up to 9,300m² which it said are ‘ideal for the new, innovative ways of working that characterise the burgeoning creative and tech sector in New York.’

The complex, which is surrounded by water on three sides, will also create a new public promenade which connects to the Brooklyn Greenway.

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.’

Work on site is set to start later this summer.

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