Pier 41 Associates & Fairway Market
This civil war era warehouse on Brooklyn’s waterfront has been transformed into an environmentally conscious, mixed-use complex that juxtaposes the monumental character of the existing building with modern interventions.
The 40,900 sf building combines apartments, live-work space, artist studios and a two-story gourmet market all served by a new cogeneration facility located on the site which generates 90% of the buildings energy needs. Heavy timber joists were removed to create an intirior courtyard and then milled for reuse as wood paneling at the entrance to each aprtment. Recycled wood flooring is also used to be in character with the industrial esthetic. The typical residential units have been designed to leave columns and masonry walls exposed wherever possible, and to respect views of the harbor and industrial landscape of Redhook. Dune-like landscaping screens against winds from New York Harbor while mazimizing the view of the Statue of Liberty and creating a forecourt and drive in front of the residential entrance.