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Barclays Center Plaza

Brooklyn, NY


Brooklyn Events Center


SHoP Architects


Intricate Construction

Additional Team Members

Forest City Ratner (Developer)

Landscape Forms Elements

Studio 431 Benches, Steely Cans, Flo Bike Rack

Barclays Center is the Big Apple’s newest arena, home to the NBA Brooklyn Nets and host to blockbuster concerts.

Ellerbe Becket and SHoP Architects designed the LEED-Silver certified building, which is dramatically defined by three encircling bands, a glass curtain wall covered by a latticework of steel panels, and a large “oculus” over a section of the main entrance plaza containing an LCD screen that loops around the inside of the structure. Integrated into one of the busiest urban intersections in the NY metro area, the main entrance plaza at the Center links Atlantic and Flatbush Avenues, and creates a welcoming, yet grand civic space. 

Landscape Forms Studio 431 custom team engineered and constructed the custom seating for the plaza and surrounding streetscape to offer visitors a fitting space to gather and refresh near the bustle of the arena. The close collaboration between Landscape Forms Studio 431, developer Forest City Ratner and SHoP Architects was a dream partnership with players who understand how great design draws people to a site.

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