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The Brook

BBB designed a contemporary luxury residential building and transformative retail space to anchor and activate a vital crossroads in Downtown Brooklyn.

The Brook, a new, 52-story mixed-use skyscraper, is situated on a prominent corner in the popular Albee Square area of Downtown Brooklyn. BBB’s design for the 600-foot tower includes 591 apartments, 30% of which are reserved for affordable housing. In addition to living spaces, the project comprises 41,000 SF of retail space and 30,000 SF of resident amenities, including a library, an outdoor pool, a basketball court, lounges, fitness studios, landscaped terraces, and more. The site’s location influenced BBB to create a building that accentuates the unique geometry of its position at the intersection of Fulton Street and Flatbush Avenue, while balancing the structure’s massive size in a conversation with the neighborhood.

BBB took design inspiration from the proportions and color palettes of historic Brooklyn architecture, reinterpreted for a contemporary high-rise facade. The main residential tower employs a curtain wall system using a mixture of champagne and bronze metal panels, set back from the sidewalk atop the retail podium to create more visual space at ground level. The chamfered glass retail area adds a range of accessible public space and provides an attractive base for stepped garden terraces above. BBB designed the building’s lobby as an oval atrium, creating a fluid connection to the many surrounding streets and modes of transportation.

 

Client

Witkoff and Apollo Global Management Inc

Location

Brooklyn, NY

Size

597,824 GSF (591 units, 177 Affordable)

Completed

Ongoing

Construction Cost

Confidential

People

AIA, CPHD
Partner, Director of Construction Administration
Partner-in-Charge
FAIA, LEED AP
Partner
Design Partner
AIA, LEED AP
Partner
Zoning Partner
AIA
Principal
Project Manager
AIA
Principal
Design Principal
Assoc. AIA
Senior Associate, Architectural Designer
Project Architect
LEED AP
Senior Associate, Environmental Graphic Designer
LEED AP
Associate, Architectural Designer
LEED GA
Associate, Architect
AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Architect
Architectural Designer
Associate, Architectural Designer
Architectural Designer
Assoc. AIA
Associate, Architectural Designer
Assoc. AIA, LEED GA
Architectural Designer
Architectural Designer
AIA
Architect
Architectural Designer