1508 Coney Island Avenue
Brooklyn, New York
Contractor BETTER IMAGE CONTRACTING
Brooklyn is the up-and-coming borough of NYC, featuring neighborhoods as unique and diverse as the people who live in them. Midwood is going to change deeply thanks to this mixed-use project of SHop Architects.
1508 Coney Island Avenue will be a 10-story high-rise situated on the major commercial thoroughfare about eight blocks away from the Avenue M Subway Station.
Supposed to become one of the largest building of the area, this 182-foot tall structure will hold 180,270 total square feet, with 63,340 square feet dedicated to commercial office use, and 84,000 square feet of community facility space occupied by a medical treatment center. The community space will operate from floors seven through ten, with a lobby in the cellar and another first-floor lobby including a two-story atrium. Offices will populate the remaining floors below, except for the fourth, which will be entirely designed as a lounge area.
Lastly, a parking lot will be created below ground, with capacity for 267 vehicles.
While Shop’S design for the exterior seems pretty straightforward, the interior take on a bit more of a fantastical approach.
Unitised structurally silicone glazed system.
Unitised spandrel and glazed unit with external double skin with perforated and openable aluminium sheet.
Ceramic frit glazed decorative fins.
Based in Manhattan, New York City, SHoP Architects has projects located on five continents.
The firm was founded in 1996 and provides services to residences, commercial buildings, schools and cultural institutions, as well as large-scale master plans.
The firm is well known for its designs of the Barclays Center arena in Brooklyn, New York, the Museum of Sex and the expansion of the Google headquarters in Silicon Valley, California.
As already mentioned, SHoP is also known for its work on large-scale development projects, such as the Domino Sugar Factory redevelopment and Schuylkill Yards.
In 2014, the practice was named Fast Company magazine's "Most Innovative Architecture Firm in the World" and one of its "Most Innovative Companies in the World" for its policy of accepting equity in projects, rather than traditional payment, in exchange for services, as well as for its use of modular construction methods.