Winner 2022 North America competition

Rheingold Bushwick

Brooklyn, NY
Durukan Design
Highstyle Stone & Tile
Building Company:
Fleet Design Inc
Refin Ceramiche


Garrett Rowland, Travis Mark, Yossi Goldeberger

Rheingold Bushwick is a new, eight-story, 350,000-square-foot multi-family residential building located in northern Brooklyn. The interior design, led by Durukan Design, is defined by an overarching industrial-meets-pop art feel that pays tribute to Bushwick’s artistic sensibilities while evoking its industrial roots. The double-height lobby features iron shipping containers repurposed as gathering areas, brightly colored ottomans, and a soaring green wall, which all combine to create a central hub for relaxing or socializing. Meanwhile, custom large-scale graffiti walls painted by local artists and heavily stylized “Artways” conjure the neighborhood’s colorful alleyways while also creating a high-end finish and feel. The designers specified two porcelain tile collections from Refin Ceramiche that complement the project’s industrial aesthetic: Design Industry; inspired by the look of oxidized metals; and Plant, combining the characteristics of wood and cement. The tiles were used throughout the floors and walls of the public spaces and amenity zones of the building.