Downtown Brooklyn Cultural District
South Site 2017
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Client:New York City Economic Development Corporation
Project Category:Multipurpose Theatres
Architect:TEN Arquitectos
Completion Year:2017
Location:Brooklyn, New York
Building Size:50,000 s.f.
Seated on a triangular piece of land bordered by Ashland Place, Lafayette Avenue, and Flatbush Avenue and will be surrounded by a 10,000-square-foot public plazas, the 32-story building's base will give way to 50,000 square feet of cultural space for BAM Cinemas/Hamm Archive, 651 Arts, the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA), and the Brooklyn Public Library.

The 651 Arts program includes rehearsal studios, dressing rooms, and education and administrative spaces; the BAM Cinema program includes four screening rooms, a lobby, mezzanine circulation area, event room, and concessions area; the Hamm Archive program will include conditioned storage for archive materials, work areas, and offices for conservation staff; the program for MoCADA, a contemporary art museum focused on the people of the African diaspora, will include gallery and exhibition space, education space, administration spaces, and artist workshops; and the Brooklyn Public Library program will include a flexible space for a multi-purpose room and education space.