Jan 21, 2010
This is what I call an amazing urban revitalization! The way people interact with the space and how this space is designed to bring new emotions to them is a challenge on urbanism, and this particular project is a great example. The New Domino is an imaginative redevelopment planned for the former Domino Sugar site along the Williamsburg waterfront in Brooklyn.
Rafael Vinoly Architects were commissioned to design a 2.8 million square foot residential complex on the site of the former domino sugar refinery and processing facilities, just north of the Williamsburg Bridge that separated Brooklyn's Williamsburg neighboorhood from the east river.
The New Domino will create hundreds of high-quality affordable apartments; transform a vacant industrial site into an economically integrated mix of apartments, new shops and businesses, and community facilities; and provide physical and visual access to the dazzling Brooklyn waterfront.
A nearly one acre open lawn, sited between the refinery and the river, anchors a new public waterfront esplanade, connected at its north end to grand ferry park and linking the development with the preexisting publics spaces in the community. For the first time in over 150 years, the site will provide Williamsburg residents with access to open riverfront space and wide views of Manhattan, the WilliamsburgBbridge and beyond the New York harbor.
More about the New Domino visit thenewdomino.com.
Photos via rvapc.com.