Bushwick Collective ODA


Residential Urban Plan

Situated on the former site of Brooklyn’s Rheingold Brewery, Denizen contains 1,000,000 square feet of apartment units in Bushwick, 20% of which are affordable. Denizen has a multitude of communal spaces open to the neighborhood, while a 17,850 square foot public park bisects the development, creating a green promenade and two 400 feet by 200 feet blocks. These masses are further perforated by a sequence of meandering, interconnected courtyards which ultimately lead to the promenade. Over the pair of these NY city blocks, ODA has superimposed the layout of woven streets typical to an old town core.

Denizen Bushwick ODA

'An Artful Makeover for Two Bushwick Blocks'

The New York Times

Within the courtyard areas, lushly landscaped and partially covered walkways and corridors give way to a parade of plazas, and accessible amenities designed to continue to promote a sense of community in this increasingly vibrant area. Complementing the structure and efficiency of a more typical grid, the layout encourages both leisure and discovery, the guiding principles of the design. To support the vibrant local art scene, ODA collaborated with local artists to commission all of the art in the complex.

The landscaping at Denizen became a way of unifying the neighborhood and at the same time offering tenants a safe and secluded park of their own, with 60,000 square feet of private rooftop garden at their disposal with the best views of Manhattan.

Denizen Rooftop
Denizen Rooftop

"The materials are connecting spaces that are essentially unconnected"

Denizen Interiors


Project Details

54 Noll Street, Brooklyn, NY
All Year Management
1,000,000 SF


ODA Design Team
Eran Chen AIA Ryoko Okada Chris Berino Francois Blehaut Katherine Mendez Yaarit Sharoni, Kristina Kesler, Hadas Brayer, June Kim, Brona Waldron, Jennifer Endozo, Carolina Moscoso, Roman Falcon, Sojin Park, Tulika Lokapur, Chia-Min Wang, Seung Bum Ma, Charles Burke, Adrienne Milner, Emma Pfeiffer, Alex Sarria, Jaehong Chung, Dawoon Jung, Joshua Wujek, Asuncion Tapia, Heidi Theunissen, Brian Lee, Joohwan Seo, Paul Kim, Steven Kocher, Vi Nguyen, Shraddha Balasubramaniam, Gökçe Saygın Batista, Yuval Borochov
Imagen Subliminal (Photography) Nicholas Calcott (Photography) Eric Laignel (Photography) The Bushwick Collective (Murals)


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AIA New York State 2021 Design Awards Award of Merit | Residential Multi-Family
WAN Awards 2019 Silver | Residential Practice
SARA NY Design Awards 2019 Award of Honor
SARA National Awards 2019 Award of Excellence
ULI New York Awards 2019 Excellence in Market Rate Housing
Building Brooklyn Award 2019 Winner
International Residential Architecture Awards 2019 Winner | Multi-Family
SARA NY Design Awards 2016 Award of Merit