Pearl Street Triangle Design Competition
Competition winner! Pearl Street Triangle, an accidental and fortuitous left-over from the intersection of Anchorage Pl. and Pearl St., leaves exposed a plot of land whose expansiveness beckons passerby’s to slow down and come in. More than a passive plaza, The Tracks scheme approaches this site as a public performance, display, and activity space to be used to promote and showcase the creativity of DUMBO’s inhabitants to the greater DUMBO and NYC community. Though the footprint of the triangle itself is small, the three amphitheater-like spaces, rent-free and open to all, create a dialogue with the opposing city fabric beyond their confines. The Manhattan Bridge Overpass along Anchorage Pl., and the low brick buildings along Water and Pearl Sts. become interior facades to the activities within the triangle, at once extending the physical boundaries of the plaza and incorporating the existing built fabric into its architecture.

PROJECT INFO

LOCATION | DUMBO, Brooklyn
YEAR | 2010
SCOPE | Ideas competition sponsered by the DUMBO Improvement District

CREDITS

PARTNER IN CHARGE | Brendan Coburn
PROJECT TEAM | Yuliya Ilizarov, Abdou Ndoye