Urban Island or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Flatbush Ave.

Description

A new transportation hub is created by submerging Flatbush Ave. and cutting the terrain to reveal the upper level of the subway below. Prospect Park expands into the spaces left above.

Features

  • Flatbush Ave. submerged
  • transportation hub connects bus/subway routes; subway tracks are exposed
  • Arch becomes formal Park entrance
  • pedestrian bridge spans Flatbush, includes an annex reading room to the adjacent Library
  • greenmarket moves to a new space in west/center Plaza

Submitted by

Babak Bryan, Jake LaChapelle
Brooklyn, NY, USA

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Site Plan: Site plan showing transportation hub below and urban island above

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Representative Section: Sections looking east and west

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Perspective Drawing: View from south looking at library annex and Urban Island

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Perspective Drawing: View from North looking at connection to Urban Island and subway below

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Other: Strategic diagram

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Perspective Drawing: Views looking from under urban island and from steps to Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Memorial Arch