POD hotel, Brooklyn, NY

Project Details

ADDRESS: 626 Driggs Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
ARCHITECT/LEAD: Garrison Architects

Project Key Features

The project at hand entails the construction of a new five-story hotel, complemented by a cellar space, boasting a total of 260 rooms. Embracing a contemporary approach to hospitality design, the hotel is envisioned to incorporate a diverse range of amenities, including restaurants, retail spaces, and both below-grade and rooftop facilities. A distinctive feature of the design lies in the integration of small guest rooms spanning 130 square feet each, reflecting a trend towards space-efficient and minimalist accommodation concepts tailored to modern traveler preferences.

A noteworthy aspect of this project is its modular construction methodology, characterized by the prefabrication of modules, or “Pods,” in Poland. This innovative approach not only streamlines the construction process but also ensures precision and quality control during fabrication. However, the modular nature of the construction necessitates meticulous coordination, particularly in aligning penetrations within the pre-fabricated pods with MEP (Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing) elements. This entails a rigorous planning and execution process to seamlessly integrate essential infrastructure elements within the modular framework, optimizing efficiency and minimizing onsite disruptions during installation.

Furthermore, the project’s emphasis on heavy coordination underscores the intricate interplay between architectural design and MEP systems. By synchronizing the placement of penetrations with MEP elements within the pre-fabricated pods, the project team can ensure seamless functionality and operational integrity across all facets of the hotel infrastructure. This collaborative approach exemplifies a commitment to delivering a high-quality end product that not only meets but exceeds industry standards for hospitality excellence.