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July 21, 2020

Domino Park, The REACH, and Krause Gateway Center selected as Architizer awards finalists

  • Photo credit: Michel Denancé.

Domino Park, part of the redevelopment of the waterfront area surrounding Brooklyn’s Domino Sugar Refinery complex, has been selected as a finalist in the Architecture + Adaptive Reuse category. The 6-acre urban park incorporates gantry cranes, syrup tanks, and other salvaged artifacts from the refinery building. An elevated walkway, supported by columns that were salvaged from the original sugar warehouse, provides the visitor with a unique view of the East River and the Manhattan skyline.

The REACH, the 72,000 sf south plaza expansion at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, conceals most of its interconnected practice and performance spaces below an occupiable green roof. Three cast-in-place concrete pavilions with dramatic curved walls rise above the landscape. The REACH is a finalist in the Architecture + Concrete category.

Inspired by the numerous layers of the traditional French dessert mille feuille, the Krause Gateway Center’s exaggerated perimeter cantilevers required unique structural solutions. Silman designed the building’s lateral framing as a hybrid of moment frames, braced frames, and cable-tied super columns. Krause Gateway Center, which serves as the corporate headquarters for the convenience store chain Kum & Go, is a finalist in the Architecture + Engineering category as well as the Office - Mid Rise (5-15 Floors) category.

Cast your vote for the Popular Choice winner at before the polls close on July 31st!

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