- Sustainable Architecture
- The Brooklyn Bridge Park and the Pop-Up Pool by Davis Brody Bond and Spacesmith
Davis Brody Bond, the major New York-based architecture firm with offices in Washington DC and São Paolo, Brazil, winner of numerous design awards and honours has now added the Pop-Up Pool at Pier 2 in Brooklyn Bridge Park, New York to its many projects.
This temporary project is designed to last for 5 years while Brooklyn Bridge Park is being developed and since July 2012 it has been keeping visitors cool. The park was created to bring New York city back to its waterfront, and offers a range of recreational and cultural activities.
The Pop-Up Pool is a temporary construction, so Davis Brody Bond and partner firm Spacesmith were required to limit the site impact and use as many of the existing features as possible - in this case the foundations and slabs from demolished buildings, for a truly sustainable project.
A wall of brightly-painted repurposed shipping containers acts as a buffer from the nearby traffic noise and is also an eye-catching visual. The pool even has its own 232 square metres of sandy beach, and offers all the usual amenities of traditional community pools, including lounge chairs, umbrellas, restrooms, showers, refreshments and picnic area.
The Pop-Up Pool by Davis Brody Bond is an architectural project designed for the city and its residents; on 27 June it will be opening again for the 2015 summer season. This low environmental impact design solution is great value for the local community, giving locals - and visitors - the opportunity to get away and relax right in the centre of the city.
Project: Davis Brody Bond, http://www.davisbrody.com/
with partner firm Spacesmith http://www.spacesmith.com/
Location: Pier 2, Brooklyn Bridge Park, New York, http://www.brooklynbridgepark.org/
Photography: Courtesy of Davis Brody Bond