‘325 kent’, the first building to open at new york’s domino sugar site, has begun leasing to prospective tenants. designed by SHoP architects, the residential complex forms part of a major redevelopment of a landmarked sugar refinery site in williamsburg, brooklyn. as part of the masterplan, the site is being transformed into a 380,000 square foot office campus with a waterfront park. four residential buildings, containing 2,800 rental apartments, are also being built.

325 kent domino sugar site
stepped residences mediate between the existing neighborhood and the taller waterfront buildings
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developed by two trees management, the 16-story structure by SHoP architects includes 522 apartments — 104 of which have been deemed ‘affordable’ to low-income residents. the rental units are arranged around a dramatic opening above an elevated courtyard. the aperture reveals views of the adjacent park, the east river, and the manhattan skyline. at the rear of the building, stepped units help mediate between the existing neighborhood and the taller waterfront buildings currently under construction.

325 kent domino sugar site
rental units are arranged around a dramatic opening above an elevated courtyard
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clad with copper on its lower floors with a zinc façade above, 325 kent offers studio, one-bedroom, one-bedroom with home office, and two-bedroom units. the building boasts 11,300 square feet of amenities, including a 7,000 square-foot roof deck. the complex also includes a health club, bike storage, a residents’ lounge, a billiard table, a fireplace, and a kitchen for catering.

325 kent domino sugar site
a roof terrace offers views of the east river and the manhattan skyline
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325 kent is the first building to open on the domino sugar site and with that we are delivering on our promise to bring striking architecture, affordable housing to local residents, and local brooklyn retailers to the williamsburg waterfront,’ says jed walentas, principal of two trees management. ‘the building features incredible outdoor space for residents to enjoy, that will complement the spectacular new waterfront public park coming to the neighborhood next summer.’

325 kent domino sugar site
apartments range in size from studio to 2-bedroom units
image © mir

325 kent domino sugar site
a residents’ lounge is also included as part of the development
image © mir

325 kent domino sugar site
the complex also includes a health club
image © aether

325 kent domino sugar site
‘325 kent’ will be the first building to open at the domino sugar site
image © aether

325 kent domino sugar site
james corner field operations is planning a waterfront park as part of the masterplan
image © mir

325 kent domino sugar site
the site is being transformed into a 380,000 square foot office campus
image © mir

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