Gallery: The New LEED Certified Brooklyn Children’s Museum


A vibrant swath of yellow amid the brownstones of Crown Heights, the Brooklyn Children’s Museum re-opened on September 20 after its completed expansion. Designed by Rafael Vinoly Architects, the expansion will be New York City’s first LEED-certified museum in addition to being the first structure to tap geothermal wells as a means to heat and cool its grounds. The museum’s new exterior -composed of 8.1 million canary yellow tiles- is a playful voluminous canopy that rests above the pre-existing buildings. Subtly glistening, its vibrant color engages and beckons viewers to come explore its earth -and kid- friendly grounds. Read on for all the details, and be sure to check out Inhabitots for an inside tour!

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1 Comment

  1. jeanX October 3, 2008 at 12:54 pm

    What level of LEED?
    A children’s museum?
    It has the same beach toys and same playground features,
    that are 50 years old.
    At least, the playgrounds are still free.

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