We designed this 12-story hotel and cultural building to both “stand out” and to blend in with the BAM cultural district. On one hand its program was unusual: a hotel in a predominantly cultural quarter dominated by the Brooklyn Academy of Music. On the other hand, this hotel was also intended to provide a cultural experience: it includes a museum of contemporary art, and provides needed rehearsal space to the Mark Morris Dance Group. Accordingly, we designed a building of evident presence that nonetheless looks “at home” in downtown Brooklyn.

Drawings

Bird's eye photograph of building site and context
Perspective sketch of exterior.
Perspective sketch of exterior.
Perspective sketch of exterior.