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Brooklyn Bridge Park Building 50

The Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation was “charged with the planning, design and building of an 85-acre, 1.3-mile world-class, self-sustaining park to reconnect the citizens of Brooklyn to their waterfront, replacing abandoned piers, parking lots and storage sheds with opportunities to play sports, stroll or lounge at the water’s edge.” The BBPC has relocated their administrative offices to the historic 95 year old former New York Dry Dock warehouse building at 334 Furman Street, in order to be closer to the park they are charged with designing and maintaining. Spacesmith was responsible for the design for the adaptive reuse of the building, gutting the interior to expose the original structure and opening up the façade between structural bays to the bring in natural light and provide a sense of public awareness and transparency to an otherwise heavy masonry façade. The building acts as a new gateway to the park from Joralemon Street and is a place for gathering and learning; a place to re-introduce people to our lost shorelines and their vital ecologies.