A Center for Brooklyn

Description

A wide center Plaza is created by pushing all traffic to a broad, tree-lined circular boulevard. The expanded center becomes a platform for a range of community activities, much like Union Square or Bryant Park. An elevated pedestrian promenade circles the Plaza.

Features

  • traffic pushed to Plaza’s edges, expanding center oval
  • elevated pedestrian promenade; system of bikeways
  • traffic calmed by making Eighth Ave. and Prospect Park West 2-way
  • safety increased with T-intersections and signals
  • cafés, greenmarket, playground, auditorium

Submitted by

James Garrison, Brandt Graves, Simon Kristak, Vanessa Moon, Tim Peterson, Sal Tranchina, Aaron Tweedie, Darshin Van Parijs, Elliot White, and Michael King (Nelson/Nygaard)
Garrison Architects
Brooklyn, New York

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Site Plan: SITE PLAN

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Representative Section: SECTION

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Perspective Drawing: PLAYGROUND

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Perspective Drawing: CAFE AND GREEN MARKET

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Site Plan: HORTICULTURE

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Site Plan: WATER

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Site Plan: POTENTIAL

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Site Plan: CIRCULATION