New renderings are up for Red Hook factory conversion 202 Coffey Street.
AA Studio (formerly Adjmi & Andreoli) was tapped to redesign the desolate building into a creative complex with art studios and gallery space. Yesterday, the architectural firm’s Facebook page posted fresh renderings of the project.
Renderings: AA Studio
For reference, here’s the existing space.
Photo: Est4te Four
Milan-based developer Est4te Four purchased the 130,000-square-foot factory for $11.8 million in 2012, the New York Observer reported. Est4te Four’s Alessandro Cajrati Crivelli told the Observer that he planned to restore the dilapidated 1889 complex to its 19th-century glory.
The property used to be a production warehouse for designer women’s purses, according to the Est4te Four website. The existing structure has wooden trusses and ceiling heights up to 55 feet. The architects will free up a central courtyard that was covered with concrete and steel in the 1950s, and they will unseal original brick windows that were obscured with concrete blocks.
You know what’s not obscured, though? The new glass building on the lot, as shown below:
The developer’s site explains that “the new project includes an eight-story corner building that is contemporary, but reflects the industrial characteristics of the existing buildings.” Here’s an aerial shot of the whole shebang:
Image: Est4te Four