William Vale Hotel’s amazing elevated rooftop park and farm near completion in Williamsburg

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There’s been a lot of anticipation surrounding Williamsburg’s futuristic William Vale Hotel, and a batch of recently released new renderings has got us even more excited about the $130 million project. The 21-story hotel, characterized by its bold exoskeleton, was designed by Albo Liberis and will offer 183 luxurious rooms along with 40,000 square feet of retail and office space. But what’s really catching our eye is the hotel’s verdant, elevated rooftop park by Gunn Landscape Architecture, which will bring 15,000 square feet of beautifully landscaped green space to the nabe.

According to the hotel’s website, the rooftop park will be a work of art that is as beautiful as it is functional. “In addition to low-maintenance native plantings and an urban farm, Gunn plans to create arbor structures from living willow, weaving them into sculptural shapes that will both block the wind and beautify the rooftop in a unique way.”

The team at Gunn Landscape Architecture is also designing the space around the third-floor pool. In addition to offering countless luxurious amenities and outstanding views of Manhattan, the hotel space will also include more than 20,000 square feet dedicated to event space and 40,000 square feet of retail and office space.

As far as interior design, the hotel launched a competition in 2014 to find a large-scale centerpiece for the large lobby space. Brooklyn-based Marcela Zacarias won the competition and will install her 25′ x 20′ x 3′ three-dimensional sculpture formed in the shape of a giant map of Brooklyn in the lobby.