Brooklyn Bridge Park Entry Pavilion

Brooklyn Bridge Park Entry Pavilion

Brooklyn Bridge Park is an 85 acre park located on the waterfront adjacent to the Brooklyn Bridge. The park was designed by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates (MVVA) and re-claims Brooklyn’s industrial shipping piers into one of New York’s most dynamic waterfront parks.

The remarkable success of Brooklyn Bridge Park as a public community destination has placed considerable strain on the originally allocated resources for the project. Consequently, the objective of this project was to establish a new entry point with clear wayfinding and provide essential support services for park visitors.

The design proposes a new civic space for the park and destination in New York City. An expanded plaza is foreground to a bosque of honey locust and ginkgo trees surrounding a new Pavilion. The Pavilion consists of public restrooms, a concessions space, and utility rooms all elevated above floodplain.

The new design features a large cantilevering canopy with social convening space and concessions below with views of the East River and the Brooklyn Bridge. The canopy will be covered with photovoltaic shingles that will make the project net zero for energy use with a LEED gold rating.

Brooklyn, New York
5,000 SF
Entry Gatehouse, Restrooms, Concessions, Public Amenities
LEED Gold (anticipated)