BIG unveils Brooklyn Bridge Park pavilion designs
Danish firm BIG has unveiled designs for Pier 6 of Brooklyn Bridge Park in New York
The practice’s proposal for a public space and pavilion also features a 5.3m high viewing platform, dubbed the ‘manta ray’.
The 560m² triangular cross-laminated timber structure acts as both a pavilion and a platform providing views of the Stature of Liberty, the Manhattan skyline and the Brooklyn Bridge.
Practice founder Bjarke Ingels said: ‘The manta ray is a small public platform at the end of the pier - equally accessible above and below. Its namesake organic slopes and curves have been shaped by concerns for accessibility, safety, shelter, structure - like a manmade reef evolved to accommodate human life’.
Regina Myer, president of Brooklyn Bridge Park, said: ‘This spectacular structure will provide much-needed shade and a unique space for public events, while offering a dramatic ascent to the water’s edge’.