BBG is nearing completion on construction of the restored and reimagined Flatbush Avenue entrance. As a vital gateway to BBG and the primary entry point for the hundreds of school groups that visit annually, this renovation has been one of the essential projects of the Campaign for the Next Century.
Architecture Research Office (ARO) has partnered with landscape architecture firm Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates to transform the entryway. The design of the new ticket booth and comfort station is a true collaboration between landscape and architecture. Constructed from handcrafted brick, the building will be a beautiful addition to the architecture of BBG even as it focuses visitors on the landscape itself. Shaped like a parallelogram to fit seamlessly into the curved form of a spring-blooming garden, it immediately opens up a long vista of the Garden.
The renovation of the entrance is an opportunity to strengthen the Garden’s presence on Flatbush Avenue and fully engage the surrounding neighborhoods. BBG is eager to reopen this important entrance to our neighbors and welcome everyone in to see the ongoing transformation of the south Garden. The new Flatbush Avenue entrance will open in late spring 2015; visit bbg.org for updates.