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Accessibility to Well-Being, Waterfront, and History at BAT

The Brooklyn Army Terminal (BAT) is a light goods manufacturing hub with an unused and inaccessible waterfront. The 100-year-old building houses 3800 employees with negligible seating and relaxing space for the employees. Not many are aware of the historical use and importance of the BAT. Analyzing the site, I wanted to make it more welcoming for the employees at BAT and immediate communities. The three key accessibility goals include accessibility to well-being, the waterfront, and history. The design plugs into the existing site, where the history is preserved while increasing the activity and liveliness of the spaces. The design welcomes surrounding communities and New Yorkers, yet provides privacy to the employees at BAT. Three bridges activate recreation and well-being in the building. Parking is a major issue on the site. It’s tackled with two approaches that not only increase the number of spaces but also create outdoor seating and green spaces.