NY. A sweet playground for Domino park

The work by Mark Reigelman II is central in the redevelopment of Domino sugar refinery’s site, on Williamsburg waterfront.

Mark Reigelman II, Domino Park playgrund ‘Sweetwater’, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York, USA, 2018

Where once stood Domino Sugar Refinery, a landmark of the 19th century New York, Mark Reigelman II completed a playground that reinterprets the sugar manufacturing process. The intervention is part of a larger redevelopment plan of approximately 24,000 sqm conducted by James Field operations, known for its work on the High Line with Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Piet Oudolf.

Read also: Boston, ‘The Meeting House’ by Mark Reigelman II

Domino park opened on June 10, 2018, on the site once occupied by Domino Sugar refinery, the world’s biggest sugar industry, giving this piece of waterfront back to Williamsburg neighbourhood, Brooklyn. American artist Mark Reigelman II’s playground, commonly referred to as Sweetwater, occupies a central position in Domino park.


A journey through the playground


His work revolves around the reinterpretation of the sugar manufacturing process, and embarks the visitors of the park in a three-stage journey through Sugarcane Cabin, Sweetwater Silo and Sugar Cube Centrifuge. These three elements are built with a steel structure and wrapped in pastel-colour perforated metal sheets, connected by nets, tubes and slides where, in the words of the artist, “kids will be chopped and discarded from an industrial cabin, filtered into sweet water syrup, and emerge as perfectly refined raw sugar.”

Sweetwater playground at Domino Park
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York, USA
Mark Reigelman II
Architecture and engineering:
Dencity Works
Design and safety consultant:
Site Masters, Inc.
Fabrication and installation:
Landscape Structures, Site Specialists
Strategic communications:
Graphics consultant:
Joe Lanzilotta
Area :
600 sqm

Latest on News

Latest on Domus

Read more
China Germany India Mexico, Central America and Caribbean Sri Lanka Korea icon-camera close icon-comments icon-down-sm icon-download icon-facebook icon-heart icon-heart icon-next-sm icon-next icon-pinterest icon-play icon-plus icon-prev-sm icon-prev Search icon-twitter icon-views icon-instagram