Many, many words have been written about the highly-visible Rheingold Brewery development taking up a huge tract of land between Bushwick and Evergreen Avenues. Here is your first look inside what was once described a “European Village” by developers.
The entire complex contains multiple buildings, which will contain over 1,000 units when they’re all finished. The following images come from renderings for 10 Montieth St., the weird donut-shaped one with a green roof by ODA New York.
When all is said and done, this one building will hold 500 units, a running and hiking course on the roof in addition to a farm. There will also be co-working spaces, a media room, and climbing wall according to Brownstoner.
Twenty percent of these units are slated to be affordable, but that’s a far cry from the 30 percent originally promised by the first owner who had pushed for the major rezoning.
Note that the languages on this digital image include English, Hawaiian, Swahili, German, and Polish. No Spanish in sight.
If the images look familiar, Durukan Design, the firm behind the interior of the building also designed the equally controversial 1209 Dekalb—formerly known as Colony 1209.
The interiors of the common spaces are full of futuristic-looking hexagons, modular furniture, and textural walls. The apartments themselves look like the usual gray and white boxes with sparse industrial finishes.
Competition for these affordable units, if they exist, will be fierce, and once the entire complex is built and rented, there’s no telling how much this comparatively large development will change that previously-industrial stretch of Bushwick.