On Saturday, June 23rd, Dattner Architects gave Open House New York (OHNY) tour attendees an insider’s look of the much-anticipated mixed-use residential development, Hub, as part of OHNY’s Making Place: Downtown Brooklyn program.
Recently honored with a Building Brooklyn Award, which celebrates the best built and renovation projects in the borough, the Hub is a project of superlatives — the tallest building in Brooklyn and the building with the most amenities in a neighborhood full of new developments clamoring to be the best in category. Juliet Cullen-Cheung, President of Steiner NYC, the project developer, was there to talk about the project goals and aspirations including how they sought to create an inviting, social building. With an ambitious goal of showing the attendees a little bit of everything, the Dattner design team led the group from the lobby through 40,000 square feet of amenities and up to several model units including a 53rd floor penthouse unit — showing off all the unique design features at the Hub from the heroic exposed concrete core with shattered glass elevator lobby, the 12 foot tall frameless glass wall in the amenities lounge that allows you to see straight into and through the pool area to the expansive terrace beyond, and the obstruction-free views from the corner apartments which comprise 70% of the units.
Dattner Architects also gave OHNY tour attendees a behind-the-scenes look into Caesura – a 12-story mixed-use residential building in the heart of the Downtown Brooklyn Cultural District and just a few blocks away from Hub. The tour included Bernheimer Architecture and discussed the history of the site, project context, and architectural design approach. The Dattner design team then led the group from the lobby to the model micro-unit on the fifth floor – showcasing flexible, convertible furniture, including a sofa and shelving unit that converts to a bed to optimize the living space. Tour attendees were also taken through the game room/common room, conservatory, and ended at the roof terrace, featuring bench seating, a grilling area, and vast views of Downtown Brooklyn.