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.
Eco-luxury hotel 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge brings the outdoors inside with a 25 foot, custom green wall made from Banker Wire’s mesh.
The concept was developed by landscape design firm Harrison Green, who collaborated with AgroSci, which manufactures and installs exterior and interior living walls. The vertical green wall here is made from a grid of Banker’s Wire mesh pattern 1-21, to which welded baskets are affixed. The aesthetic draws from urban-inspired window guards and fire escapes, giving the impression that the plans are ‘reclaiming’ the steel.
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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.