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TEN Arquitectos' Brooklyn Tower Nearing Completion

TEN Arquitectos' Brooklyn Tower Nearing Completion
TEN Arquitectos' Brooklyn Tower Nearing Completion, Courtesy of TEN Arquitectos
Courtesy of TEN Arquitectos

A new landmark on the Brooklyn skyline, TEN Arquitectos’ DBCD (Downtown Brooklyn Cultural District) South building at 300 Ashland, is nearing completion, with tenants expected to move in by the end of the summer. The mixed-use building will feature 379 apartment units and will also become the new home of a number of cultural tenants, including the performing arts organization 651 Arts, MoCADA, Brooklyn Academy of Music cinemas, and a new branch of the Brooklyn Public Library.

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Reacting to its site and context, the 32-story tower has been articulated as three volumes: a central circulation spine and two flanking volumes, where the apartments are located. The tower is skinned in perforated aluminum, which will pick up the colors of the surrounding streets, buildings and sky.

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Located in booming downtown Brooklyn, the tower rises from the south section of a triangular site at the intersection of Flatbush, Ashland, and Lafayette Avenues in downtown Brooklyn – its slim footprint allowing the majority of the site to be dedicated to a new 15,000 square foot public plaza.

The building podium is comprised of a series of outdoor landscaped terraces that create public spaces screened from the noise of Flatbush avenue and visually connected to the Grand Plaza. The terraces allow for entrances into the building on multiple levels, and the opportunity for outdoor programming like film screenings, dance performances or farmer’s markets.

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Courtesy of TEN Arquitectos

On the ground floors, the building will house 50,000 square feet of cultural space and 43,000 square feet of retail space along Flatbush Avenue. By folding the civic plaza upwards, the retail space can line the full perimeter of the base, avoiding an internalized “mall organization.”

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Courtesy of TEN Arquitectos

The bulk of the 32-story tower will be residential, featuring studio, 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom units (20% of which are affordable housing), a 24 hour gym and a 29th floor outdoor roof deck designed by James Corner Field Operations.

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  • Architects

  • Location

    300 Ashland Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11217, United States
  • Design Team

    Enrique Norten, Andrea Steele, James Carse, Joe Murray, Vi Ngo, Dichen Ding
  • Structural

    Rosenwasser/Grossman
  • MEP

    Ettinger Engineering Associates
  • Civil Engineer

    Philip Habib & Associates
  • Landscape Design

    Workshop: Ken Smith Landscape Architect
  • Geotechnical

    Langan Engineering & Environmental Services
  • Expeditor

    William Vitacco Associates
  • Lighting

    Horton Lees Brogden Lighting Design
  • Theater and AV

    Fisher Dachs Associates, Inc
  • Signage

    Two Twelve
  • Acoustics

    Lally Acoustical Consulting LLC
  • Code

    William Vitacco Associates
  • IT

    CERAMI
  • Area

    380000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2017

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Cite: Patrick Lynch. "TEN Arquitectos' Brooklyn Tower Nearing Completion" 26 Jul 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/792115/ten-arquitectos-brooklyn-tower-nearing-completion/> ISSN 0719-8884
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