New York-based Raft Architects recently unveiled some beautiful new renderings for what will hopefully become a new tech complex on the Red Hook waterfront in south Brooklyn. Working with the Italian development company Est4te Four, the firm’s design for the 1.1 million-square-foot project is expected to create oodles of green space for the Hurricane Sandy-effected nabe, while also implementing a number of storm-resilient features.
Raft’s project will complement an adjacent plan for a waterfront creative zone by NBBJ. The new renderings by Raft focus on creating a more expansive green space along the waterfront, as well as office and hotel space, “a marine education institute,” and a manufacturing and sales outlet.
The Red Hook area was hit especially hard by Hurricane Sandy in 2012. Since that time, Est4te Four has been quite busy buying up large properties that run along the New York Harbor. However, the developer is still looking for funding to bring the project to fruition.
Perhaps now that the new renderings show a strong and resilient project, wary investors with heavy pockets may just decide to back the massive urban design project.
Via Curbed NY
Images via Raft Architects