brooklyn bridge pop up pool by spacesmith + davis brody bond
brooklyn bridge pop up pool by spacesmith + davis brody bond brooklyn bridge pop up pool by spacesmith + davis brody bond
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 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.

image © kevin chu/KCJP

pier 2, looking towards manhattan 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



  • Great design and community project!

    s.dee says:
  • Looks great! can’t wait to take a dip. Lovely job.

    A. Irizarry says:
  • je trouve cet endroit tres magnific j\’aimerai bien y etre

    adrien - lothedi says:

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