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Brooklyn Bridge Park's Pier 6
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DESIGNER
 
 
BIG
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DESCRIPTION
 
BIG Bjarke Ingels Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6BIG’s proposal for Brooklyn Bridge Park, a project that has revitalized the New York City waterfront, consists of a 6,000 ft2 (560 m2) triangular cross-laminated timber structure, serving both as pavilion and platform. Sloping upwards 17.5 feet (5.3 m) in height from the foot of the large gathering lawn, the platform provides magnificent views of the surrounding harbor, the Statue of Liberty, the Manhattan skyline, and the Brooklyn Bridge. In conjunction with the adjacent greenery, Pier 6 will be dominated by a flower field and treed areas giving the area seasonal displays of color.

BIG Bjarke Ingels Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6The surface of terraced stairs, softly illuminated, will allow for large and small events and is fully ADA accessible. The pavilion, supported by thin steel columns, is brightly lit with uplights and provides shade, shelter and space for indoor activities. Movable site furniture underneath the platform will accommodate a variety of programs, from food carts and picnicking to community events and small performances.

Bjarke Ingels comments: “The Mantaray is a small public platform at the end of the pier - equally accessible above and below. Its namesake organic slopes and curves have been shaped by concerns for accessibility, safety, shelter, structure - like a manmade reef evolved to accommodate human life.”

BIG Bjarke Ingels Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6“This spectacular structure will provide much-needed shade and a unique space for public events, while offering a dramatic ascent to the water’s edge,” said Regina Myer, President of Brooklyn Bridge Park. “We are so pleased with the collaboration between Michael Van Valkenburgh’s landscape design for the southern portion of the park, and Bjarke Ingels’ design for a breathtaking architectural addition that provides a truly special moment on the waterfront.”

BIG was selected as winner of the project in Spring 2013. The collaboration between MVVA and BIG has evolved into a fruitful partnership where pavilion and landscape design inform and inspire each other. The project won the unanimous approval of the Community Board’s executive committee, as well as from the city’s Public Design Commission.
BIG Bjarke Ingels Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6
About Pier 6
BIG Bjarke Ingels Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6Pier 6, located at the intersection of Furman Street and Atlantic Avenue, spans over 1.6 acres (6500 m2) and offers a diverse array of amenities, including sand volleyball courts, concessionaires, themed playgrounds, a dog run, plantings, and the seasonal Governor’s Island Ferry connecting Brooklyn and Governors Island.
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LOCATION
 
Continent
North America
Nation
United States
State
New York
Metropolitan area
New York City
County
Kings
Town
New York - Brooklyn
Borough
Brooklyn
Address
Furman Street, Atlantic Avenue
 
 
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TYPOLOGY
 
ARCHITECTURE
Architecture of parklands and water
Rigged bridges, piers and lighthouses
Other architectural structures
Pavilions, kiosks, facilities

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE AND NATURAL ENVIRONMENTS
Landscape architecture
Waterfront
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CHRONOLOGY
 
Project
2013    
Realisation
2014 - 2015
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BIBILIOGRAPHIC REFERENCES
 
 
K.C., "BIG", Architect 10/13, october 2013, "Front" p. 42
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STRUCTURES
 
 
Knippers Helbig
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LANDSCAPE DESIGN
 
 
MVVA
Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates
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STAFF
 
Project
BIG Bjarke Ingels Group
Design
Bjarke Ingels
Associated partner
Thomas Christoffersen
Project leader
Iannis Kandyliaris
Project management
Martin Voelkle
Design team
Ho Kyung Lee, David Spittler, Dennis Harvey, Isshin Morimoto
Lighting design
Tilotson Design Associates
Systems
AltieriSeborWieber
Consultant
Pantocraft (Code)
Formactiv (Expediter)
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CREDITS
 
 
Drawings © BIG Bjarke Ingels Group
Text edited by BIG Bjarke Ingels Group
Courtesy by BIG Bjarke Ingels Group

BIG Bjarke Ingels Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6



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