Bedford Union Armory Courts

Bedford Union Armory Courts

Bedford Union Armory Courts

The Bedford Union Armory Courts is a mixed-use development located in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY. Formerly known as the Troop C Armory, the structure was designed in 1903 by Pilcher and Tachau. The project will add units of housing to the site while transforming the existing armory into a community hub. The Major R. Owens Health & Wellness Center will preserve approximately 84 percent of the historic armory building, while providing a significant amount of new community facility space and providing new housing units, more than half of which will be affordable. 


Building 1_view of Drill Hall.
Community and sports facility (former drill shed)
A flexible community facility will host a range of activities for the neighborhood, such as farmers markets, movies and community meetings. Office spaces will be made available for non-profit organizations, focusing on tutoring, counseling, educational services, cultural programming, and LGBT support services.
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Swimming Pool Area (former drill shed)
As part of the development of the drill shed, a new pool was designed as part of the amenities for the community.
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Swimming Pool Area (Drill Shed)
The renovated site will include a swimming pool, dance studios, an indoor soccer field, and multiple basketball, volleyball and tennis courts.
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Process sketch detailing entry points for Building 2
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Process sketch detailing the façade of Building 2
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The lower building will sit along the southern edge of the Armory; its volume is articulated to maintain the profile of the existing stables as well as the prominence of the Armory’s Head House at the corner of Bedford and President Street. The residential scope will include a new 82,000-square-foot, eight-story 60-unit affordable residential building with a medical facility.
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Community facility entrance at President Street (Building 2)
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Residential entrance at President Street (Building 2)
Building 3_N-E Rogers ave.
The larger residential building occupies a through-lot condition, spanning from President to Union St., with opportunities to play off the height of the Armory’s Drill Shed without taking away its unique character. This 320,000-square-foot, fifteen-story rental residential building will host 355 market rate and affordable units.
Location
Brooklyn, New York
Client
BFC Partners
Typology
Residential, Sustainable , Residential Affordable
Size
625,000 SF
Design Team
Jonathan Marvel, Guido Hartray, Erica Barrrows, Ruth Benjamin, Hiroya Humeda, Erik Chu, Raquel Marrero, Rafael Ferrer, Annya Ramirez, Ernesto Vazquez, Edna Echandi, Tim Fryatt
Consultants
Jonathan Marvel, Rodkin Cardinale- MEP, Severud-Structural, Trace PD-Pool, Brooker Engineering- Civil, SWA- Accessibility, Buro Happold- Envelope, JMZ-expeditor
Rendering Credits
Lemons Bucket, Bezier Renderings
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