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Williams and Tsien completes New York ice rink

New York-based Tod Williams and Billie Tsien has completed a new lakeside ice rink

The new rink and recreational centre is located within 105,200m2 of restored parkland in New York’s Prospect Park.

Constructed of rough-hewn green granite, the LeFrak centre sits within the park like a stone retaining wall.

The L-shaped plan consists of two one-storey blocks connected by a bridge at roof level. These blocks frame a rink below a canopy. The underside of the canopy is midnight blue and carved with silver shapes which depict figure skating patterns.

Williams and Tsien LeFrak

Project data

Location Prospect Park, New York
Type of project  ice rink and recreational centre
Client Prospect Park Alliance
Architect Tod Williams and Billie Tsien Architects
Construction manager Sciame Construction
Landscape architect Prospect Park Alliance
Acoustic consultant Acoustic Dimensions
Structural engineer  Robert Silman Associates
M&E consultant ICOR Associates
Civil engineer Stantec
LEED consultant 7Group
Graphic design Poulin + Morris
Lighting consultant Renfro Design Group
Area 105,200m2 
LeFrak Centre area
6,970m2
Specific environmental targets LEED Gold

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