BIG’s Wildflower Production Studio has received building permission from the Department of Architecture (DOB), indicating that construction on the project will now begin. In late 2019, American actor, producer and director Robert De Niro’s Wildflower Development Group and BIG unveiled plans for their 650,000-square-foot production studio in the Astoria neighborhood of northwest Queens, New York. First image. Once complete, the project will be the world’s first vertical commercial film, television and creative studio.
The seven-story film, television and creative studio complex is on a mission to create a “future world-class content creation campus in Queens” and meet the ongoing needs of large New York City production studios exploring streaming, AR, VR and games, as well as traditional production environments. To ensure creative and dynamic workspaces that foster collaboration and connection, the interiors feature strategically planned interconnected spaces for private and public functions. The structure includes 11 photo studios, 310 off-street parking spaces and a waterfront plaza open to the public. In addition to the phase scope, the project includes production support areas, public and private offices, a fitness studio, a café and a lounge.
Externally, the building will be clad in angular precast concrete slabs that animate with the movement of the sun throughout the day. Two decks run through the facade, providing outdoor connections to the waterfront and Manhattan skyline views, and the building’s roof will include a 150,000-square-foot solar panel footprint.
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