The Brooklyn Army Terminal Site Improvements enhance the experience and utility of BAT’s exterior spaces, building a connection between 58th street, the campus’ buildings, and the waterfront. The improvements comprise a number of different open spaces (plazas, building entrances, parking lots, landscaping and furniture components) which come together to form the new heart of the campus’ exterior space.
The overarching objective of the site improvements is to provide a vibrant, flexible public realm that better serves tenants and connects the Sunset Park neighbourhood to the waterfront and new Citywide ferry.
Within this larger objective, the goals of the project are to: cater for all campus user safely and clearly (cars, trucks, pedestrians, bikes), reveal and celebrate BAT’s history, provide open flexible space for public use, and reorganize campus parking to be more efficient.
The new Annex entrance marks and celebrates the entry to the Annex Building, integrating it with the surrounding exterior space to create a new ‘place’ for tenants and the public. A large multi-use ramp, stepped seating edge and landscape and furniture elements come together to give the space maximum flexibility.