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Rooftop urban garden above a brick industrial building, showcasing modern sustainable design with lush greenery against an expansive cityscape background.
Rooftop urban garden above a brick industrial building, showcasing modern sustainable design with lush greenery against an expansive cityscape background.

Brooklyn Steel

This Culturally Driven Project Represents A Sonic Revival in East Williamsburg.

Size 20,000 ssf

Location Brooklyn, NY

Services Architecture, Interior Design, Lighting

Sectors Media & Entertainment

Specialty Studios Spark

Vibrant stage lighting illuminates an empty concert venue with rows of chairs facing a stage, casting dramatic shadows and showcasing a contemporary design melding performance with aesthetics.

Brooklyn Steel is a premier music venue, artfully blending raw industrial heritage with modern aesthetics. HLW and Bowery Presents repurposed a steel fabrication warehouse into a dynamic space that speaks the language of music through design. Featuring a fully re-configurable stage for 2,000 attendees, the venue employs “loud” yellow accents for wayfinding, set against the “quiet” backdrop of dark greys and black. The space boasts a double-height bar area, acoustically tuned hall, green rooms, and a unique green roof to contain sound. Local artists’ contributions throughout create a vibrant, immersive experience.

BQDA Brooklyn People’s Choice Award 2018 — Winner

Pollstar Best New Concert Venue 2018 — Winner