Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6
by BIG

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Danish office BIG has designed a triangular viewing platform for Brooklyn Bridge Park that angles up from the ground like a huge fin (+ slideshow).

Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6 by BIG

The wooden platform will be constructed as part of BIG's overhaul of Pier 6 - the southernmost end of the park that is located beside the famous suspension bridge between Manhattan and Brooklyn.

Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6 by BIG

Raised off the pier by over five metres, the structure will feature a stepped surface that leads visitors up to two corner viewpoints. From here they will be able to look out towards the bridge, the Statue of Liberty and New York City beyond.

Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6 by BIG

A series of thin steel columns will hold the platform in place, creating a sheltered space underneath that will be furnished with tables and chairs, but could also function as a small events area.

Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6 by BIG

A flower field and several trees will be planted at the other end of the platform to welcome visitors into the park.

Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6 by BIG

BIG, led by architect Bjarke Ingels, also recently worked on a park in Copenhagen that featured miscellaneous street furniture from 60 different nations. See more architecture by BIG »

Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6 by BIG

Other landscape architecture featured on Dezeen includes Louis Kahn's Four Freedoms Park in New York and a series of undulating bridges and promenades in Copenhagen. See more landscape architecture »

Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6 by BIG

Here's a project description from BIG:


Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6 Viewing Platform

The Pier 6 viewing platform is a triangular structure at the northwest corner of Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park. Sloping upwards 17.5 feet (5.3m) in height from the foot of the large gathering lawn, the platform provides magnificent views of the surrounding harbour, the Statue of Liberty, the Manhattan skyline, and the Brooklyn Bridge.

Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6 by BIG

In conjunction with the adjacent greenery, Pier 6 will be dominated by a flower field and treed areas giving the area seasonal displays of colour. The surface of terraced stairs, softly illuminated, will allow for large and small events and is fully ADA accessible. The pavilion, a cross-laminated timber structure supported by thin steel columns, is brightly lit with up-lights and provides shade, shelter and space for indoor activities.

Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6 by BIG

Movable site furniture underneath the platform will accommodate a variety of programs, from food carts and picnicking to community events and small performances.

Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6 by BIG

Program: Public Space
Status: In Progress
Size in m2: 560
Project type: Competition
Client: Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy
Collaborators: Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Knippers Helbig, Tilotson Design Associates, AltieriSeborWieber,Pantocraft, Formactiv
Location: Brooklyn, NY

Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6 by BIG

Partner in charge: Bjarke Ingels, Thomas Christoffersen
Project Leader: Iannis Kandyliaris
Project Manager: Martin Voelkle
Team: Ho Kyung Lee, David Spittler, Dennis Harvey, Isshin Morimoto

Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6 by BIG
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  • Dr Jones

    BIG released the interns on this one.

  • Alan M., architecture student.

    Ingels gave a lecture at McGill and I though of him a wise deisgner capable of great things. He’s proved ingenious on some projects but unfortunately less convincing on others. This seems like the latter. It is a nauseous shape, awkwardly trying to overcome the massive pier slab. The structure feels dainty, designed out of context, and no amount of simplistic BIG explanatory graphics can legitimize it.

  • idplano

    Pesimo proyecto, lamentable que hoy en dia se apoye este tipo de “DISEÑOS” porque la palabra arquitectura le queda grande.

    Una lastima, luego no entendemos porque la Arquitectura esta en crisis.