BAM Park, Brooklyn, New York

BAM Park, after ten years of being shuttered because of subsidence, will soon be returned to its community as a verdant oasis in the heart of the Brooklyn Cultural District. Quennell Rothschild & Partners is working with the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership and the community to redesign, stabilize and reconstruct this 14,000-square-foot, triangular space that sits across the street from the Brooklyn Academy of Music. The mature beech, linden, and maple trees are being carefully preserved, and supplemented with new plantings of honey locusts and fruiting and flowering shrubs. A green mound, lushly planted with ferns and groundcovers, is opposite a raised deck which will function as an intimate performance space. Pebble seats and World’s Fair benches offer places to stop and pause. While remediating the subsurface conditions that made the park unsafe, the landscape architects are also strengthening its visual and physical connections with this buzzing neighborhood.

 

  • bam aerial

  • perspective dancing