Navy Green

Architect: FXCollaborative

Owner: Dunn Development Corporation and L+M Development Partners Inc.

Location: Brooklyn, New York

Category: Multifamily Housing (category three)                                  

The project sets a benchmark for neighborhood-scale architecture by employing contextually-responsive and environmentally sustainable design to achieve social and economic balance in urban growth.

www.fxcollaborative.com

Navy Green is a cornerstone and catalyst for equitable reinvestment in Brooklyn’s Wallabout neighborhood. The project transformed the historic Navy Brig site into a 450,000-square-foot residential and retail development covering nearly an entire city block. Certified LEED Silver for Neighborhood Development, Navy Green sets a benchmark for neighborhood-scale architecture by employing contextually-responsive and environmentally sustainable design to achieve social and economic balance in urban growth. The neighborhood-within-a-neighborhood complex is composed of four multi-family residential buildings enrolled in various affordable and supportive housing programs, two rows of market-rate townhouses, community facility and retail space, and a central common green space. The interior lawn—the “green” of Navy Green—is open and directly accessible to every resident, an oasis in the park-starved neighborhood that acts as a social aggregator.

"The integration of units of varying levels of income is well done, and the public green space on the podium is a fantastic amenity for all users." ~ Jury comment

Additional information

Architect and planner: FXCollaborative Architects, LLP

Associate architect (townhouses, building R3, supportive housing): Curtis + Ginsberg Architects LLP

Associate architect (supportive housing): Architecture in Formation

Landscape architect: Todd Rader + Amy Crews, Architecture Landscape Architecture, LLC

Engineer - structural: Goldstein Associates, PC

Engineer - structural (supportive housing building): GACE Consulting Engineers DPC

Engineer - MEP: Rodkin Cardinale, PC

Surveyor: Montrose Surveying Co., LLP

Code consultant and expediter: William Vitacco Associates, Ltd

Sustainability consultant: Steven Winter Associates, Inc

Jury

Victor A. Mirontschuk, FAIA (Chair), EDI International, PC, New York City

Katie Gerfen, ARCHITECT, Washington, DC

Luis Jauregui, FAIA, Jauregui Architecture Interiors Construction, Austin, Texas

Adrianne Steichen, AIA, Pyatok Architects, Oakland, California

John Thatch, AIA, Dahlin Group Architecture Planning, Pleasanton, California    

Image credits

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Lester Ali

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Jeremy Bittermann

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Jeremy Bittermann

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Jeremy Bittermann

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Jeremy Bittermann

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Christine Yoon