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URBAN DESIGN MERIT

MAKER PARK

STUDIO V ARCHITECTURE PLLC
BROOKLYN, NY

STUDIO V Architecture Design Team
Jay Valgora, AIA, LEED AP, Daniel Tappe, Matt
Horvath, PE, LEED AP, Liwei Wang, Hollie Sin,
Christine Iasonidis, Madeline Clappin
Collaborators
Thornton Tomasetti, ARUP, Ken Smith Workshop,
Tillotson Design Associates, Pentagram, Sive,
Paget & Riesel, Capital Environmental Consultants,
Tenen Environmental, BJH Advisors, Kennedy
Fabrications, James Andrew Scott, Brett Beyer,
Zachary Waldman, Anthony Fieldman

STUDIO V Architecture and Ken Smith Workshop

Maker Park celebrates Brooklyn's industrial past and its current
creative community. The project is still a twinkle in the eyes of the
designers and advocates who are working on a pro bono basis to make
the seven-acre park along the Williamsburg-Greenpoint waterfront a
reality. Instead of creating another great lawn, Maker Space finds value
in keeping the site's 13 empty industrial structures, and recognizes the
potential of integrating them into the landscape of the park. As part of
the larger Bushwick Inlet Park, the site, which was recently purchased
by the city, is located on what was formerly the Bayside Oil Depot. It
was home previously to the Charles Pratt-owned Astral Oil Works,
whose sale proceeds funded Pratt Institute. The triangular-shaped site
including ten 50-foot-tall oils tanks, decommissioned over a half-century ago. The possibilities for repurposing the tanks seem endless, and
include housing a picnic grove of birch trees and wildflowers, reflecting
pools of water with hanging vines, adventure playgrounds, a theater that
could potentially seat 250, a venue for sound and art exhibitions, a community maker space, and even viewing platforms to look out at the park
and the Manhattan skyline. The site also contains a three-story concrete
building that could be adaptively reused. A curved boardwalk would allow visitors to walk from an open lawn over to the water; native grasses
will be planted to create a wetland and natural flood barrier. Currently
in talks with community groups and city agencies on the next steps, the
design team argues that its scheme could be safer, less expensive, and be
built much more quickly than a typical city park.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Oculus - Summer 2017 Design Awards

Letter from the President
Introduction
Best in Competition
De Maria Pavilion
Main: East Side Lofts
INTERIORS Honor
The Met Breuer
PROJECTS Honor
Re-Envisioning Branch Libraries Design Study
The Gowanus Canal Sponge Park Pilot
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Oculus - Summer 2017 Design Awards - Introduction
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