BEDFORD-STUYVESANT – Renowned architect Daniel Libeskind recently released renderings of his firm’s first building in New York City—the Sumner Houses Senior Building in Bed-Stuy.
Studio Libeskind is working on this project as part of NYC’s Housing New York 2.0 “Seniors First” program, The Architect’s Newspaper reports. The program is an expansion of Mayor de Blasio’s Housing New York: A Five-Borough, Ten-Year Plan intended to accelerate the creation and preservation of 200,000 affordable homes by 2022 (two years earlier than originally planned) and reach a new goal of 300,000 affordable homes by 2026. The updated program includes a three-part strategy to preserve more senior housing, make homes more accessible to seniors and people with disabilities, and develop new housing for seniors on NYC Housing Authority (NYCHA) land.
Libeskind’s Sumner Houses Senior Building will be erected on a western parcel of NYCHA’s Sumner Houses development, according to The Architect’s Newspaper. The building will stand 10 stories tall, offer 197 permanently affordable units, a central public courtyard, and more than 10,000 square feet of community space on the ground-level overlooking Marcus Garvey Boulevard.
The white, geometric, modernist building is scheduled to be completed in 2020.