Gallery: Barclays Center Plaza To Feature Green Roof Subway Entrance

 
SHoP Architect unveiled the new plans for the arena's entrance and public plaza on September 28th.

The Plaza in front of the Barclays Center for Atlantic Yards is located at the busy intersection of Flatbush and Atlantic Avenues, and it will serve as the main entrance to the arena. When designing the plaza, SHoP’s main focus was on creating a smooth, flowing area centered around transit and pedestrian traffic. The roof of the subway entrance will feature Sedum plantings that will compliment several other planters spread throughout the plaza. Seating around the plaza and planters will be made from Ipe wood.

In addition to the green roof subway entrance, the updated plaza will feature a large covered area at the entrance of the arena with a giant oculus (read: hole in the roof), which will include a state-of-the-art display screen that can be programmed for games, events and other activities on the plaza. SHoP also considered how else the public space could be used to better serve the community — they designed it to be flexible and accommodating for community events, pop-up shops, fashion week events, and even a weekly farmer’s market.

Currently, there is a lot of debate and contention regarding Atlantic Yards and the Barclays Center, and a small green roof and transit-oriented design don’t do a whole lot to reduce the footprint of the massive development. Is it a peace offering or a necessity to make the space work? In other news, that affordable housing the developers promised is supposedly not gonna happen.

+ Barclays Center

+ SHoP Architects

Via Gothamist

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  1. sgbrodsky August 30, 2012 at 6:47 pm

    Hello, the Plaza at the entrance is beautiful. However i am a disabled person, my mode of transportation is Access A Ride. Will there be a designated Access A Ride drop off and pick up location for those of us that can only use New York City’s Access A Ride? In all other venues around the city there are specific marked locations for this. This is extremely important as you can imagine to those of us who cannot use other types of transportation.

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