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Brooklyn’s Old Shipping Terminal Gets a New, Eco-Savvy “Comfort Station”
The Brookly Bush Terminal seems to be getting a facelift. This historic shipping and warehouse area is being drawn into this new era of eco-responsibility and sustainability with a new 1200-square-foot “comfort station”, complete with offices, learning centers, and restaurants. Designed by TCA (Turett Collaborative Architects), the challenge behind the new building was to create an environmentally-sensitive, educational and easy-to-maintain structure that blends with the industrial and natural surroundings. The solution was to re-purpose shipping containers, which worked well with the shipping terminal’s industrial history. Carefully placed windows will bring natural light into the building, and a live roof will both cool and insulate the building’s interior. Three wind turbines will help to supply the structure’s electricity, and non-toxic, sustainable Accoya wood is being used for all outdoor spaces.
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