Setting a new standard for multi-family design.
A generic plan for Bennington on the Park could have yielded just another apartment block: four stories of condominium flats with retail and public space on the ground floor. However, with a client seeking to elevate the design possibilities and a location overlooking Sullivan Square in the New Urbanism development of New Town in Williamsburg, Bennington on the Park sought to set a different standard in multi-family design.
The exterior façade of the 63,000 square foot, 40-unit building was conceived to resemble traditional brownstone walkups, established by the rhythm of the gables and dormers, and the balconies that erode in size as you go up. The architectural treatment of Bennington’s top floor allowed the building to have a traditional sloped roof without violating the height ordinance with 4 stories. To further help with the visual height relief, the façade is separated into a base, middle and roof/cap through the use of cast stone banding and a darker color brick at the base.