November 27, 2016

Rather than creating a building with the intention of melding it into its surroundings, Bankside gave Hill West Architects a unique opportunity to create an entire neighborhood, two projects — 101 Lincoln Avenue and 2401 Third Avenue — that are linked by the waterway and are on either side of the 3rd Avenue Bridge which connects the Bronx to Manhattan. Well serviced by subway access, this up and coming neighborhood is rich with culture and local flavor.

Bankside will bring new commercial, retail, culture, and residential development to the area, along with a new park along the waterfront that will add new ways for the residents to connect to the waterfront.

101 Lincoln Avenue

101 Lincoln Avenue is a mixed use market-rate residential building occupying an entire city block at the foot of the Third Avenue Bridge. On the Harlem River, the site has historically served as a freight transfer depot for rail, boats, and trucks. The property has 500 feet of waterfront frontage and will feature a 25,500 square foot waterfront public access area. The building will integrate its surroundings with multiple entry points: a residential entry courtyard from Lincoln Avenue for pedestrians and vehicles, a residential lobby entrance at Bruckner near Third, and retail access from all four corners.

The building consists of 849 rental units with indoor and outdoor amenities, four retail spaces, 423 indoor attendant parking spaces, and a community facility. The entire project has a total above-and-below grade area 940,545 gross square feet

The building composition consists of three stand-alone 24-story towers and one 22-story tower, growing out of a 6-and 7-story podium. The entire structure, constructed of reinforced cast-in-place concrete, sits on a common cellar. At the center is a landscaped entry courtyard open to Lincoln Avenue and set two feet above the 100-year flood plain. The courtyard gives access to the two lobbies, each serving two towers, and an entrance to the multi-level parking garage.

2401 Third Avenue

2401 Third Avenue is a mixed use market rate residential building on the former JL Mott Iron Works site at the foot of the Third Avenue Bridge. On the Harlem River, the property has approximately 350 feet of waterfront frontage which will be accessible to the public. The building has pedestrian access from Third Avenue and vehicular access from Bruckner Boulevard via a dedicated drive under the bridge.

The building consists of 430 rental units with indoor and outdoor amenities, 175 mostly-indoor attendant parking spaces, and a community facility. The entire project has a total above-and-below grade area of 459,474 gross square feet.

The building composition consists of one stand-alone 25-story tower and two other towers, a 25-story and a 16-story, growing out of an 8-story podium. The entire structure, constructed of reinforced cast-in-place concrete, sits on a common cellar. The roof of the cellar podium, in those areas which surround the towers, is landscaped and set two feet above the 100-year flood plain. This landscaped deck, open on one side to the river and waterfront esplanade, serves as an entry court and drop-off to both lobbies.

Winner of 2022 ULI New York’s Award for Excellence in Market-Rate Housing Development.

365 Bond

November 27, 2016

365 Bond Street sits on the Gowanus Canal at the edge of historic Carroll Gardens. The project is the first major development in Gowanus, an edgy industrial neighborhood that is quickly becoming a destination. 365 Bond is the first of a pair of buildings with 363 Bond, presently in construction across First Street. Designed as a complimentary pair, each building stands alone but shares a commonality of form and materials. The facades relate and both buildings look and acts like a series of buildings working in tandem to create a well-balanced neighborhood. The buildings both front a richly landscaped public esplanade designed by Brooklyn landscape architect Lee Weintraub and are adjacent to the historic Carroll Street Bridge.

At 365 Bond, weathered brick, raw concrete, and large expanses of mullioned glass make reference to the area’s industrial past. Although the building occupies an entire block its variety of scale and height make it feel like a neighborhood rather than a building.

The units are anything but identical in this building, with over 66 unique layouts. There are duplex townhouse units with entries off the street that are surrounded by front gardens much like other townhouses in the neighborhood. Many units have private roof terraces and those that don’t can enjoy one of many outdoor amenities or a view into the serene inner courtyard from the floor to ceiling industrial windows. Amenities include a living lobby and community center, several lounges, a fitness center, valet parking, roof decks, and community spaces for kayak storage and a boat launch.

The neighborhood surrounding the 1.8 mile Gowanus Canal is in the midst of a renaissance.

“The project challenged us to find a sweet spot between edgy industrial and Brooklyn brownstone. We managed that by weaving some common materials through a varied landscape of height and scale,” states David West.

Winner of 2017 AIA Brooklyn + Queens Design Award of Merit for Multifamily Residential.

Parkhill City

November 27, 2016

Hill West has developed a master plan for Parkhill City to bring several new buildings with over 600,000 square feet of residential development to the full block at 152-11 89th Avenue in Jamaica Queens, just north of Rufus King Park. The block was formerly home to Mary Immaculate Hospital, which closed in 2009.

Two main structures of the hospital will be completely converted and rebuilt into a new 17-story residential rental building with 481 units, enlarging the building and replacing its facade with a contemporary metal and glass skin. The adjacent building, which was the original prewar building, will have its limestone and brick facade restored along with a 1-story Penthouse addition topped by an 8,000 square foot amenity roof terrace.

The residents of Park Hill City will have access to over 20,000 square feet of indoor amenities, including a 60-foot lap pool, whirlpool hot tub, cold plunge pool, sauna, steam room, fitness center, arcade, children’s playroom, café / juice bar, screening room, as well as multiple lounges.

Waterline Square

December 16, 2016

Waterline Square comprises of 3 buildings on the Hudson River waterfront of Manhattan’s Upper West side between West 59th Street and West 61St Street. The buildings are connected by a Matthew-Nielson designed park complete with a water feature and will include over 100,000 square feet of leisure, lifestyle, and sport amenities.

Hill West collaborated with Richard Meier & Partners on One Waterline Square, Kohn Petersen Fox Associates on Two Waterline Square, and Raphael Vinoly Architects on Three Waterline Square.

The original ULURP for Riverside Center, approved by the City Council in 2010 included 5 buildings, and was designed through a collaboration of Hill West with French Architect, Christian de Portzamparc. Waterline Square picks up where the ULURP left off and is connected to the other 2 buildings that were originally part of this ULURP by a footpath.

Riverside Center

November 27, 2016

The City Council approved the Riverside Center ULURP in 2010. Hill West collaborated with French Architect, Christian de Portzamparc, to develop 5 new multi-use buildings overlooking the waterfront in New York’s Upper West side between West 59th and West 61st Street.

This project has evolved to include 3.2 acres of open space, a K-8 public school, and now has 100,000 square feet of retail shops and services.

Hill West has collaborated with world-renowned architects on 4 of the 5 buildings including the three buildings at Waterline Square and One West End in collaboration with Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects.

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