The Pierhouse and 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge development includes a 194-room hotel and 106-unit condo residence in Brooklyn Heights. Our design innovation allows for every residence to experience unparalleled views of the New York harbor and the park. The complex features green roofs, a variety of pathways to access the park and a newly activated Furman Street.
The newly opened 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge in Brooklyn’s iconic Dumbo neighborhood features a touch of greenery in the guest rooms and public spaces, bringing the outdoors inside. Most notably, this eco-luxury hotel boasts a 25-foot, custom green wall in the lobby made from Banker Wire’s wire mesh pattern I-21 to create a woven fixture screen and custom welded wire mesh hanging baskets for vegetation.
New York City landscape design firm Harrison Green developed the initial greenwall concept and approached AgroSci, which manufactures and installs exterior and interior living walls, to create a unique, natural installation in the lobby, in line with 1 Hotel’s eco-theme. The vertical wall blends industrial elements with natural ones against a backdrop of concrete and steel and is laid out in such a way to ensure that vegetation can grow organically over the canvas.
Banker Wire’s I-21 woven wire mesh, which is powder-coated in black, helped transform the vertical green wall into a living work of art by providing a grid to affix the welded baskets to. AgroSci chose the intercrimp motif, commonly seen in urban-inspired window guards and fire escapes, to give the impression that plants were “reclaiming” the location using steel as a main element. “The living wall adds warmth, beauty and nature to the hotel’s lobby,” said Mark Prescott, president of AgroSci. “We are pleased and proud to have participated in this cutting edge project.”
AgroSci tapped Banker Wire as the leading wire mesh authority that could adapt and provide both a woven and welded wire mesh custom solution to meet the project’s goals. “They were very easy to work with,” said Chris Pianta, CEO of AgroSci. “Banker Wire was very open minded about the application, which was important since it is a little out of the ordinary.” AgroSci provided drawings of the component parts such as steel panels and baskets and then worked on the design with Banker Wire to accommodate the look of the basket, while still offering the functionality of a planter on the wall.
Inside the rooms, L-85 was used and interior space dividers and as decorative furniture accents above the beds. The structural and industrial nature of L-85 plays well with the natural elements of the rooms. With a large percent open area, the L-85 wire mesh pattern is well suited for this application, allowing for separation but still the ability to see the rest of the room and the walls behind it.
The design of 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge Park is a visual praise poem dedicated to Brooklyn’s waterfront. Overlooking Brooklyn Bridge Park, the East River and lower Manhattan, the aesthetic of the hotel draws inspiration from contemporary Brooklyn design culture, the history of the wharf that originally occupied the site and the natural coastal landscape as exemplified by the Park. The mission-driven 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge Park is REAL green development with the hotel financing the creation of this extraordinary public park. INC drew the park directly into the hotel by opening up the entire ground floor visually to the exterior and blurring the lines between inside and out with greenery and natural materials evocative of the adjacent park landscape.
Identifying with contemporary Brooklyn design culture where beauty is the by-product of thoughtful solutions, practical applications, and the usefulness of the well-crafted object, INC developed a site-specific, purpose-built, made-to-last aesthetic driven by smart problem solving and an expressive use of materials with a layered, easygoing hand. Remnants of the wharfs that once occupied the area can be found throughout the immediate neighborhood. Inspired by the great wooden lofts, docks, cleats, bollards, crates, platforms, hoists, ropes and racks that would have populated these wharfs, INC developed informal, additive, assembled, seemingly ad hoc compositions of stacked, racked, piled placed and layered forms to create an aesthetic tied to its context. In so doing, the 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge Park delicately balances casual refinement and the luxury of enough.
Material Used :
1. Lukas Lighting/FLOS USA - Lighting
2. Benchmark Furniture Manufacturing - Custom Casegoods & Metalwork
3. The Hudson Company - Wood Flooring
4. Uhuru - Custom - Select Public Space Furniture
5. Louis Interiors - Custom - Select Public Space Furniture
6. Tai Ping/Edward Fields - Custom - Silk Rugs
7. Watermark Designs - Brooklyn Collection - Bathroom Fixtures
8. Benchmark - Custom - Guest Room Furniture
9. Tiger Leather - Custom - Various
10. ABC Stone - Various