Organization Name: FXCollaborative
Project Title: Navy Green
Project Location: Brooklyn, New York
Navy Green is a cornerstone and catalyst for equitable reinvestment in Brooklyn’s Wallabout neighborhood. The project transformed the historic Navy Brig site into a 450,000-square-foot residential and retail development covering nearly an entire city block. Certified LEED Silver for Neighborhood Development, Navy Green sets a benchmark for neighborhood-scale architecture by employing contextually-responsive and environmentally sustainable design to achieve social and economic balance in urban growth. The neighborhood-within-a-neighborhood complex is composed of four multi-family residential buildings enrolled in various affordable and supportive housing programs, two rows of market-rate townhouses, community facility and retail space, and a central common green space. The interior lawn—the “green” of Navy Green—is open and directly accessible to every resident, an oasis in the park-starved neighborhood that acts as a social aggregator.
One of the apartment buildings is a 97-unit supportive housing facility offering low-cost apartments, as well as on-site medical, recreational and vocational training services for low-income and chronically homeless individuals. Beyond this facility, nearly 90% of the units throughout the complex’s four apartment buildings are enrolled in subsidized housing programs and set aside for residents earning a wide range of percentages of the Area Median Income. Building R1’s 112 rental units are set aside for a range of income tiers. Building R2’s 98 condominium units offer home ownership, while the remainder of the building’s units are market-rate. Low-rise townhouses are offered at market-rate prices. The mix of housing types and price ranges in Navy Green sets the stage for a socially equitable living environment, characterized in full by the nature of the development’s central lawn: an open-space amenity that’s equally accessible to every resident of the complex. Navy Green is a cornerstone and catalyst for equitable reinvestment in Brooklyn’s Wallabout neighborhood. Designed to achieve social and economic balance in urban growth, the complex sets a benchmark for all future building projects.
FXCollaborative leverages broad expertise in architecture, interiors and planning to enrich our world with responsible, intelligent, and beautiful design. The firm’s holistic approach integrates client aspirations, an urban sensibility, and a celebration of the craft of building. FXCollaborative’s work ranges from the scale of individual buildings and interiors—office towers, multi-family residences, cultural facilities, workplace, K-12 and higher-education institutions—to the city as a whole, addressing infrastructure and transportation.
Associate Architects: Curtis + Ginsberg Architects, Architecture in Formation
Landscape Architect: Rader + Crews, Architecture Landscape Architecture LLC