Athletic Facilities, Parks + Landscape

Brooklyn Bridge Park and Boathouse

Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates; Architecture Research Office
Brooklyn, New York
85 acres; 1.3 miles
LEED Silver 2019 - Boathouse
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  • 2019 AIA New York State, Merit Award
  • 2019 Chicago Athenaeum, American Architecture Award
  • 2019 Architizer A+ Finalist, Transportation Infrastructure
  • 2018 AIA New York City, Architecture Award
  • 2018 New York Municipal Arts Society, MASterwork Award
  • 2018 NYCxDesign, Outdoor / Urban Landscape Award
  • 2018 Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, Building Brooklyn Award for Open Space

A sustainable waterfront park stretching 1.5 miles along the East River shoreline

Brooklyn Bridge Park is a sustainable waterfront park stretching 1.5 miles along Brooklyn’s East River shoreline. The goal of the multi-phase project was to create and maintain a world class park that is a recreational, environmental, and cultural destination enjoyed by residents of and visitors to New York City.

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Altieri has partnered on multiple phases of the park development beginning in 2012 with ARO’s Environmental Education Center at 99 Plymouth Street project. An abandoned vacant masonry building was transformed into the new Center that includes exhibition space, public restrooms, park facilities maintenance shop, and staff space. We also worked with ARO on a new Maintenance & Operations (M&O) building and an exciting new boathouse that includes a kayak storage facility and multipurpose space, and boasts the “best view in the world,” [ARO]. Altieri has worked with MVVA throughout the park, providing infrastructure systems that seamlessly integrate and disappear into the landscape. All park sections include new lighting and multi-level control systems. The complete list of Altieri projects at Brooklyn Bridge Park comprises DEP Buildings, Marina, Public Boathouse/M&O Building, Brooklyn Bridge Plaza, Pier 1 Entry, Piers 2, 3, and 5 Uplands, Pier 3, Piers 5 and 6, Lighting Protection, Pier 6 and Pavilion, Pier 6 Upgrades.