September 17, 2012
Building: Brooklyn Botanic Garden Visitor Center
Architect: WEISS / MANFREDI
Location: Brooklyn, United States
Why We Like This:
Including everything from an elliptical events space, gift shop, and information lobby and more, the new visitor center at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden serves as a threshold between the city and the garden. Acting as an extension of the landscape, the visitor center is nestled into the existing shelf creating framed views of both the garden and the street. An unobstructed view courtesy of floor-to-ceiling windows help to bring the outside in, while providing the space with sunlight that is further emphasized by the neutral palette of white and light-colored woods. Read the complete project description here.