New Lab, Brooklyn Navy Yard


Expressing the innovative nature of this green research and manufacturing center and preserving the structure of the grand historic hangar that houses it is the concept behind the design of the New Lab at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The central axis, preserved as a simple circulation spine, exposes building-through views, a recall of the building’s original factory floor layout. Once a stunning cathedral of ship manufacture, Building 128 has been transformed into a hub that supports entrepreneurs, engineers, and designers who are defining the future of technology.

Bankrupt, 1966
Converted, 2017
Constructed, 1801