Zakiya Franklin

Zakiya Franklin

New York, NY, US



The Community Center for Aquatic Sport and Leisure will become a premier aquatics community center for Brooklyn locate in McCarren Park at the site of the McCarren Park Pool. This public assembly space will provide a venue for both local city wide events as well as serve as an important community center for the Williamsburg /Greenpoint area of Brooklyn. The facility will hold classes and serve as a field trip venue for the school system, year around and also serve both local Borough competition events at the level of public and private schools, and regional events. In addition to the facilities function as a city destination for aquatic recreational sport the facility will house community facilities that serve the other leisure sport venues of McCarren Park. The site will also offer an extensive playground and a 2,000 person open air flexible venue area / amphitheater. The center comprises of 30,000 sq. ft. of enclosed space, 50,000 sq. ft. of indoor/outdoor swimming areas, seating for 2,000 spectators, public

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Status: School Project
My Role: Designer
Additional Credits: PARTNER: William Ruffenach