Construction is expected to break ground this month on a six-story modular building at 58 Grattan Street in Bushwick. One of the first structures of its kind in the neighborhood, the project is also the premiere North American development from Admares, a global real estate and construction firm based in Finland.
Dubbed “Building 4.0,” the proprietary modular system was conceived by Admares, which is working in partnership with Porsche Consulting to complete the building.
“Building 4.0 technology allows us to complete 100 percent modules in the assembly factory,” said Mikael Hedberg, chief executive officer of Admares. “Completed modules can then be installed quickly over two days, causing minimum disturbance to the surrounding neighborhood.”
Local design studio PAUL served as the executive architect for the new building, which is expected to open by 2022. The development will contain more than 10,000 square feet of commercial area including ground-floor retail space, office lofts, and terrace levels for outdoor access. Initial renderings of the project do not clearly reveal the composition of the façade beyond large floor-to-ceiling windows along the Grattan Street elevation.
“Modular technology is the future of construction and manufacturing, and we’re honored and excited to partner with Admares and Porsche Consulting,” said Andy Epstein, managing member of Bushwack 7, LLC, the owners of 58 Grattan Street. “We are proud to be a part of a team bringing these forward-thinking building techniques to Brooklyn and New York City.”
This development was originally revealed by Real Estate Weekly.