ODA’s Denizen Megadevelopment Debuts at 54 Noll Street in Bushwick, Brooklyn

Exterior view of Denizen at 54 Noll Street (Photo: ODA)Exterior view of Denizen at 54 Noll Street (Photo: ODA)

After five years of development and construction, work on the 1.2-million-square-foot Denizen Bushwick is now complete. The residential campus is designed by ODA New York, which oversaw all aspects of the project including the exteriors, interior planning, and landscape design. All Year Management is the developer responsible for the project.

Denizen’s official address is 54 Noll Street and sits on the former site of Bushwick’s historic Rhinegold Brewery spanning approximately ten acres. The exterior design incorporates crisscrossing masonry elements and windows that feature both square and sharp angles, creating a unique viewing experience from within the building.

In total, Denizen Bushwick comprises 911 units which began leasing last year. Twenty percent of the units are reserved as affordable housing units.

The amenity areas span over 100,000 square feet, a scale that is unheard of in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn. On its own, the rooftop outdoor space spans approximately 70,000 square feet and includes a mini golf course, barbecues, a hydroponic urban farm, ample seating, and clear views of the Manhattan skyline despite its distance from the center of the city. Amenity spaces within include a coffee shop, game rooms, a rock-climbing wall, a large pool, a boxing ring, a microbrewery, children’s play areas, and multiple lounges for residents and their guests.

Indoor pool at Denizen (Photo: Eric Laignel)

Indoor pool at Denizen (Photo: Eric Laignel)

The Denizen's hydroponic urban farm (top) and rooftop recreational areas (bottom) (Photo: ODA)

The Denizen’s hydroponic urban farm (top) and rooftop recreational areas (bottom) (Photo: ODA)

“The rooftop farm serves as an edible oasis for urban residents with Pick Your Own days, pickling workshops, and hydroponic happy hours,” says Electra Jarvis of Green Food Solutions.

An interior courtyard at the center of the building is decorated with lush landscaping and “mega murals” curated by the locally founded Bushwick Collective.

Denizen's interior courtyard (Photo: Imagen Subliminal)

Denizen’s interior courtyard (Photo: Imagen Subliminal)

A publicly accessible through-block park bisects Denizen, spans 17,850 square feet, and will reportedly host seasonal community events in the warmer months. The placement of the public space helps diminish the fort-like magnitude of the building.

“We are proud of what has taken shape at Bushwick,” said Eran Chen, founding principal, ODA. “Not only were we able to transform a dilapidated industrial building and turn it into a magnet for community, but we’re influencing how people connect, how cities are developed, and paving the way for architecture to be part of the solution.”

To date, Denizen has received multiple awards including recognition from the New York chapter of the Urban Land Institute, which recognizes excellence in development across the five boroughs.

Aerial view of Denizen (Photo: ODA)

Aerial view of Denizen (Photo: ODA)

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6 Comments on "ODA’s Denizen Megadevelopment Debuts at 54 Noll Street in Bushwick, Brooklyn"

  1. Thank you: We have to accept the fact that the buildings are beautiful, according to the rules of choosing colors. And small or large pieces of material, for example window shades, curtains, lights. As well as emphasizing prominent corners on tall buildings, these are my personal preferences.

  2. Reading about this impressive reuse of the Rhinegold brewery site on the same day that Barneys closes its doors for good. Life goes on.

  3. David in Bushwick | February 23, 2020 at 3:05 pm | Reply


  4. Huge building Nice. How many parking spots are there for tenants. And is there access for neighborhood / community to take part of it’s benefits

  5. Isabela Hurtado/ Carvart CNC | February 23, 2020 at 8:36 pm | Reply

    From the start of this project, Carvart CNC has been involved in the production of 54 Noll Street as well as 123 Melrose. As a company who prides itself in routing knowledge and integrity in design, we were asked by All Year Management to be a part of the project. From Wooden boxes for the wood zone apartments, to the stencils for painting the metal zone apartments, Carvart CNC has been a part of this wonderful creation. However, as it usually is for the underdogs, our work goes unrecognized. All Year Management has an open balance with Carvart CNC of over 16k, and refuses to settle because they claim they have no funds for a project that has been nothing but successful. Since November of 2018, Carvart CNC has been seeking full payment of the money owed for an order than has been complete for a over a year now. Employees at All Year Management have been ignoring emails and phone calls as well as in person communication so it has come to the point where we have to take this matter publicly. Not only because it is just, but because we refuse to let this happen to other hard working and dedicated small businesses. It is hard for us to believe that a company who is so well known and well respected, would act so unprofessional and disgraceful. We have never in our years of business encountered a company who does not pay for services they received, especially of such large amount. Our information is [email protected], 929-427-7587 (Isabela) 917-549-6288 (German) Carvart CNC 56-06 Cooper Avenue, Ridgewood NY 11385.

  6. Easily one of the best new developments in the city.

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