Brooklyn Botanic Garden Visitor Center WEISS/MANFREDI
The new visitor center for New York City’s Brooklyn Botanic Garden is conceived as an inhabitable topography defining a threshold between the city and the garden. To provoke curiosity and interest in the world-class collection, the new building will provide a legible point of arrival and orientation, an interface between garden and city, culture and cultivation.
Roedig Schop - A52/Ten in One, Berlin 2005. This multi-unit project is an earlier example of “baugruppen,” in which individuals group together to collectively fiance and construct the project, cutting out the developer/excessive profit to create a well designed affordable housing model. See a video on this particular project, and BFC’s comprehensive explanation and examination of the baugruppen (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6). Photos (C) Stefan Muller, Gianni Plescia.