The South Plaza is intended to provide a generously scaled multi-use space for the Downtown Brooklyn Cultural District’s diverse events, performances, daily activities, and special events.
It is first and foremost a grand urban plaza, designed to enable people to gather, sit, relax, eat, people-watch, or simply pass through a vital and engaging public place.
In addition, the South Plaza is designed as a flexible-use space that can accommodate a broad range of programming including outdoor movies, temporary markets, outdoor café dining, and performances.
The building and plaza at the South Site are designed with green building practices in mind. The design team employed range of features to ensure that its construction and longevity will minimally impact the environment.
- Green building features of the plaza include the following:
- Light color paving
- Permeable paving for water infiltration at planting areas
- Tree coverage shading
- Native plants that support ecological services
- Dark sky compliant lighting
Downtown Brooklyn Cultural District – South Plaza
Landscape Architect | Grain Collective
Other designers involved in the design of landscape (architects and landscape architects) | Ten Arquitectos (Design Architects) Ismael Levya Architects (Executive Architects)
Project location | 300 Ashland Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217, USA