Dumbo Heights Mixed-Use Development
At the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge in DUMBO, Zyscovich Architects, retail and master planning/placemaking architect, is converting 80,000 SF of former warehouse and industrial use buildings into retail and commercial office use as part of a vibrant, 24/7 high-tech campus. To accommodate new tenant and community needs, the place-making program focused on the physical appearance of buildings as well as the street scene itself, thus a new exciting street network was designed with extensive public plazas, balconies, dynamic exterior lighting, and signage design that maximizes transparency into the retail and lobby levels. The use of glass, industrial metals and stone harmonizes with the character of the surrounding landmark bridges. Hangar doors open up entire building façades to provide visual connectivity to the widened sidewalks replete with outdoor furnishings to create a new urban gathering place.