The Brooklyn Naval Cemetery Landscape is 1.7-acre publicly accessible landscape. Formerly a military burial site, the location now serves as a point of respite and reflection along the length of a fourteen mile waterfront greenway in Brooklyn, with entry from Williamsburg Street West, between Flushing and Kent Avenues.
Plants are selected for low height to retain visibility, vibrant color display during warm seasons and interesting seed pods or stem textures for winter interest. Plan courtesy of Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects.
The entrance gateway faces onto Williamsburg Street West, acting as the threshold between the hard urban streetscape and the soft natural landscape. The stairs and archway signify the transition through elevation change and material change; from a depressed concrete sidewalk to an elevated wood deck.
Cultural, Preservation & Reuse, Public, Recreational, Memorial, Park /Recreation
Jonathan Marvel, Scott Demel, Zachary Cohen, Zhan Chen, Vince Lee
Nelson Byrd Woltz, Landscape Architecture, Jim Conti, Lighting Design, Grant Engineering, Structural, Kelco Construction, Contractor
Chicago Athenaeum American Architecture Award, AIA Brooklyn-Queens Design Excellence Award, ASLA New York Design Award, Architect’s Newspaper | Best of Design Awards, Honorable Mention for Public Landscape