A 12-story condo tower designed by Dutch architecture firm Concrete, has unveiled its first renderings.
Called The West, the condo will have 219 apartments ranging from studios to three-bedroom units, starting at $820,000.
Concrete spearheaded both the exterior and interior design, and the facade of the building alludes to the neighborhood’s industrial past; there are large windows, and the lower portion of the structure is made out of Dutch brick. The top five stories are covered in a glass facade.
According to the developer’s website says The West stands out from other city buildings because it was designed by Dutch innovators Concrete, the architects behind Citizen M Hotels and Urby.
The exterior echoes the neighborhood’s industrial past with large volumes at street level, oversized window walls, and a distinctive brick façade.
Materials and surfaces throughout the structure evoke the technological optimism of the machine age, when Manhattan’s skyscrapers were new marvels of engineering that changed the way we think about city living.
Common areas will include a pool deck, gym, rooftop field, a dog run, communal kitchen, sunset terrace with fire pit, two in-house hotel style guest rooms available for guests, a conference room and lounge space for meetings, work or events.