Architect: SLCE Architects, New York, NY
Engineer: DeSimone Consulting Engineers, New York, NY
General Contractor: AvalonBay Communities, Inc., New York, NY
Concrete Contractor: Park Avenue Concrete, Melville, NY
Total Project Size: 850,000 sq ft (15,000 sq ft Retail only)
Award: 2016 CRSI Award Winner – Residential Building Category
Photography: DeSimone Consulting Engineers, New York, NY
SLCE Architects, New York, NY
Floor System: Reinforced Concrete Flat Plate
Framing System: Concrete
STRUCTURAL FRAMING SYSTEM
Standing at over 57 stories tall (596 feet), Avalon Willoughby Square is the tallest residential building in Brooklyn. The building includes 823 luxury residential rental apartments with layouts ranging from studios to three-bedrooms. The housing is spread over 732,000 square feet (sf) of space, for an average unit size a bit below 900 sf.
At over 850,000 sf, the building also contains 15,000 sf of ground-floor retail space, parking (330 below grade parking spaces) and a mix of amenities including a gym, lounges, club floor, and a children’s playroom. There is also a direct entrance down to the Jay Street-MetroTech subway entrance, via the R train platform.
UNIQUE STRUCTURAL AND/OR ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN FEATURES
- Construction of a very tall structure on soil.
- Maximize rentable floor space by minimizing columns and shear walls.
REASONS FOR CHOOSING REINFORCED CONCRETE
- Provide high-strength concrete to increase building stiffness.
- Coupled shear wall, full height link walls at mid-height and roof.