Domino Park

Domino Park is a 5-acre green space on the East River that hugs the edge of urban development and boasts skyline views of Manhattan and the Williamsburg Bridge. Opened in June 2018, the park is on the site of one of New York City’s architectural icons, the former Domino Sugar Refinery, which dates back to 1856. Elements of the park retain the refinery story and include enormous salvaged tanks, screw conveyors, and several original cranes and columns.

Electrical design was challenged by the overlength of the park, making electric load sometimes quite remote from the power sources and telecom utility spaces. Electrical and telecom devices are integrated with landscape architectural features, hiding the electrical infrastructure. Electrical design also includes lighting controls hidden in discreet utility vaults. Plumbing design includes water supply to site water features such as drinking fountains, irrigation, as well as for maintenance operations.

The Food Kiosk design required a significant coordination process to ensure that a full commercial kitchen, MEP systems and a park utility closet would all fit within a 900-sq ft structure.

Images: Daniel Levin

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Location: Brooklyn, New York

Completion Date: 2018

Client: Two Trees

Awards: ULI 2020 Urban Open Space Award; AIANY Urban Design Honor Award 2020; ASLA NY Chapter Award of Excellence 2019

Altieri Services: MEPF