Atlantic Avenue Gateway

Transformation of a dark, noisy highway underpass into an attractive, pedestrian-scaled passageway

2013

Atlantic Avenue BID

Brooklyn, NY


Project Team:

Tobias Armborst, Daniel D'Oca, Georgeen Theodore, Margaret Zyro


Lighting Consultant:

Lighting Workshop


Mural:

Groundswell

This project is about turning the BQE underpass at Atlantic Avenue into a gateway of Atlantic Avenue, by strategically reimagining the design and thereby the perception of this piece of infrastructure.


On the macro-scale, the Atlantic Avenue Gateway is a potentially crucial hinge between Brooklyn Bridge Park and the Atlantic Avenue Corridor.


The problem is that the hinge doesn’t work very well on the micro-scale.


Small, strategic and easily implementable design changes at this hinge point can have a large scale impact by connecting the Park and the Corridor.

The hinge between Brooklyn Bridge Park and the Atlantic Avenue Corridor.

Material palette

Surrounding Greenery: Existing

Surrounding Greenery: Spring

Surrounding Greenery: Summer

Surrounding Greenery: Fall

urban design