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Renovated Sugar Refinery to Provide Sweet New Homes in Brooklyn
Posted By Evelyn Lee On January 11, 2010 @ 4:01 pm In Green renovation,New York City,Sustainable Building | No Comments
An old sugar refinery in Brooklyn  is getting a second chance at the sweet life thanks to the designers at Rafael Vinoly Architects  (RVA) PC, who have proposed a massive green renovation for the 2.8-million-square-foot complex. The mixed-use  project will create 2,200 apartments, with at least 30% of the new housing being designated to lower-income families. The conversion of the old industrial site will also provide the Williamsburg residences with a fantastic view of Manhattan, the Brooklyn Bridges, and New York Harbor via the project’s green roof .
RVA  is setting up the Domino Sugar Refinery project as a model for sustainable development and is currently looking at achieving various LEED Certifications . The project was initially hatched in 2005 to design and develop the master plan of the complex and processing facilities.
The architects’ work transforms the former industrial complex into a modular, mixed-use  residential development with a variety of open spaces that allow public access to the East River. The renovation is sponsored by The Refinery, LLC with the Community Preservation Corporation ’s for-profit, developmental subsidiary CPC Resources  as managing partner. As of last Monday the project is under the public review process for Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP ).
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 Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/01/11/renovated-sugar-refinery-to-provide-sweet-new-homes-in-brooklyn/dominsugarfactory01/
 Brooklyn: http://www.inhabitat.com/nyc/
 Rafael Vinoly Architects: http://www.vinoly.com/
 mixed-use: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/05/05/foster-partners-new-green-complex-for-singapore/
 green roof: http://www.inhabitat.com/green-roof/
 LEED Certifications: http://www.usgbc.org/DisplayPage.aspx?CategoryID=19
 mixed-use: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/10/20/rathaus-terraces-mixed-use-development-for-medieval-german-city/
 Community Preservation Corporation: http://www.communityp.com/
 CPC Resources: http://www.communityp.com/cpcr.php
 ULURP: http://nyc.gov/html/dcp/html/luproc/ulpro.shtml
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