Brooklyn's Atlantic Terminal gets a make-over.Alexandra Champalimaud & Associates has been contracted to design the interior public spaces of the rejuvenated re·ju·ve·nate
tr.v. re·ju·ve·nat·ed, re·ju·ve·nat·ing, re·ju·ve·nates
1. To restore to youthful vigor or appearance; make young again.
2. Atlantic Terminal in Downtown Brooklyn
Downtown Brooklyn is the third largest central business district in New York City (following Midtown Manhattan and Lower Manhattan), and is located in the .
"We envision creating a public space that borrows from the great tradition of Grand Central and the New York Public Library New York Public Library, free library supported by private endowments and gifts and by the city and state of New York. It is the one of largest libraries in the world. ," said Bill Rooney, principal architect and managing director of ACA ACA - Application Control Architecture . "Our interpretation is decidedly more up to date, relying on modern materials to satisfy a more contemporary design palate."
The new Atlantic Terminal, which is located at the corner of Flatbush and Atlantic Avenues, will serve as a travel, business, and retail focal point focal point
See focus. for Downtown Brooklyn. There will be 470,000 SF of shopping above the rehabilitated Long Island Rail Road terminal. Nine subway lines intersect beneath the complex, serving the needs of a projected 130,000 commuters daily. In addition, a tower above the transit and shopping facilities will provide an additional 470,000 SF of office space.
The style of the interior public spaces, such as the shopping pavilion, will be based on classic design for what is destined des·tine
tr.v. des·tined, des·tin·ing, des·tines
1. To determine beforehand; preordain: a foolish scheme destined to fail; a film destined to become a classic.
2. to become a hub for both transportation and commerce.
ACA's vision of the retail space includes a robust and rhythmic arrangement of columns. Atop the columns will be ethereal 21st century interpretations of vaulted ceilings created using acrylic. The vaults, illuminated from behind and imprinted with designs, would recall the location and history of the site. Screens of acrylic will also be used to project images to further animate the space.