Pierhouse and 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge

Marvel Architects


Pierhouse comprises 106 condominium units; 300-car below grade parking garage, 17,000 sf Event Space, and 195-key hotel in a 620,000 square feet complex of connected buildings ranging from four to ten stories.
Pierhouse performs as an extension of Brooklyn Bridge Park - a verdant backdrop recalling the high, sandy bank of pre-colonial Brooklyn Heights, screening urban noise while facilitating waterfront access. 
The building presents two faces: The west elevation cascades toward the Park, while the east elevation rises steeply from Furman Street, responding to the urban fabric of narrow streets and nearby expressway. This 'Janus' condition informs two, distinct facades, innovative residential floor plans, and skip-stop circulation. The residential buildings employ a repeating module of distinct duplex houses with terraces on the park and harbor views. Their double-height interior spaces and multilevel plans reinterpret the classic Brooklyn Brownstone in a multi-family structure. All residential units are floor-through with east and west exposures, providing natural ventilation that filters harbor breezes through the building from Park to Street. This porosity continues at grade, where public walkways through the building connect Furman Street and the Park. The complex respects important view corridors from the neighborhood to the Brooklyn Bridge. Its terraced forms break its imposing mass and orients each residential unit to a stunning view of the New York Harbor or the Brooklyn Bridge. Intensively planted roofs serve as the buildings' 'fifth façade'.
Starwood Capital Group's 1 Hotel is an urban threshold to the Park - with a forty-foot-tall public plaza, double-height lobby, outdoor dining, event spaces with glass walls opening directly on the Park, and roof terrace drawing the Park and its visitors into the building. 
The project will achieve LEED Silver certification.

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