Brooklyn Bridge Park

Date: 

2011

Summary: 

Graduate students in the Department of Landscape Architecture were engaged in the adaptive re-use of a former Brooklyn industrial site for both neighborhood and regional recreational use. The project was engaged through the office of Michael VanValkenburg Associates, which was contracted to execute the project.

Issue: 

To expose students to the complexity of urban infrastructure and plaNYC metrics and adaptive re-use of industrial sites for socially responsible use.

Response: 

Progress was made to show a variety of recreational and land use options for Pier 5 on the East River, Brooklyn.

Impact: 

The student design alternatives demonstrated the variety of socially responsible and ecologically sensitive solutions that are possible for a brown field site.

Submitted by: 

  • Trowbridge, Peter J

Researchers involved: 

  • Trowbridge, Peter J

Organizations involved: 

  • Michael VanValkenburg Associates

International focus: 

  • United States of America

United States focus: 

  • New York

New York State focus: 

  • Queens