brooklyn bridge pop up pool by spacesmith + davis brody bond
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aug 05, 2012
brooklyn bridge pop up pool by spacesmith + davis brody bond


‘brooklyn bridge park pop-up pool’ by spacesmith and davis brody bond, new york, usa
image © kevin chu/KCJP
all images courtesy of davis brody bond

located on the uplands of pier two, the ‘brooklyn bridge park pop-up pool’ is the result of a collaboration between american firms
spacesmith and davis brody bond. planned as a temporary structure only to remain five years, the colorful nature of the project
uses as little additional construction as possible, re-utilizing the concrete foundations left from previously demolished buildings.
the 50-foot by 30-foot pool was raised to avoid unnecessary excavation while a beach of 2,500 square feet of sand lends to a fun
environment to contrast with the city background. a wall of vividly painted and decorated repurposed shipping containers provide
ample storage space as well as showers, restrooms, concessions and lockers, and define a concrete plaza replete with picnic tables,
umbrellas and stairs while buffering the nearby traffic noise.


site
image © kevin chu/KCJP


pier 2, looking towards brooklyn
image © kevin chu/KCJP


courtyard with concessions
image © kevin chu/KCJP


elevated pool
image © kevin chu/KCJP


sandy beach area
image © kevin chu/KCJP


floor plan / level 0


program diagram

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