Historic Domino Sugar Refinery’s Revised Redevelopment Plans Approved by Landmarks

Domino RenderingDomino Refinery, rendering by PAU

The Landmark Preservation Commission has approved a new design for the Domino Sugar Factory Refinery building, which is being redeveloped by Two Trees Management Company, and designed by Vishaan Chakrabarti’s Practice for Architecture and Urbanism, aka PAU. The commission made no changes to the proposal, and Two Trees’ Managing Director David Lombino said “Thank you to the Landmarks Preservation Commission for engaging in a productive and thoughtful review, and for supporting this exciting new approach to making the Refinery building the centerpiece of the Domino redevelopment.”

Domino Plant, rendering by PAU

Domino Refinery Kent Avenue entrance, rendering by PAU

YIMBY last reported on the building a month ago, when the new design by PAU was revealed. Beyer Blinder Belle had previously been responsible for the building’s development.

Domino Plant interior design

Domino Refinery interior design, rendering by PAU

PAU’s creation will result in a high-tech glass mass situated inside of the old refinery building. Open plan offices populate most of the floors, with enough room left between the brick wall and the massing for terraces made of steel grating to extend out to the arched windows.

The new proposal permeates the ideology of flexible usage and transparency in every way, and the public will be encouraged to make use of the property and associated green space.

Domino Plant, rendering by PAU

Domino Refinery, rendering by PAU

Still, the renderings provided leave much to the imagination, like what it will be like inside the glass canopy rising above the brick structure’s parapet, and whether there may be any ornamentation hanging above the interior courtyard, which offers an opportunity for a rather dramatic piece of public art.

Domino Plant interior design, rendering by PAU

Domino Refinery interior courtyard design, rendering by PAU

Construction on the Domino redevelopment is already moving along, and completion is expected by the early 2020’s.

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4 Comments on "Historic Domino Sugar Refinery’s Revised Redevelopment Plans Approved by Landmarks"

  1. Welcome Home (David) | November 29, 2017 at 8:14 am | Reply

    Please pardon me for using your space: Happy everywhere with developments from YIMBY.

  2. I like the design of the semi-circular atrium. It reminds me of being in a really bad suburban mall in the 1990’s. All they need is a PacSun and an Auntie Ann’s!

  3. Can’t wait to see this spectacularly creative design completed. It will become a special destination on the Brooklyn waterfront, a similar re-adaptation to the development with the old civil war era spice warehouse in Dumbo.

  4. Entrance is beautiful

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