Concept, Urban Design, Fabrication & Installation

Client(s): Forest City Ratner Companies

MetroTech Commons
MetroTech Commons
MetroTech Commons
MetroTech Commons
MetroTech Commons

20+ years of use have left MetroTech’s coffee kiosks looking tired and outdated. The design pays homage to the kiosks original style. Hard wood shelves, a new decorative awning and sign, hand written and less cluttered menus bring the Parisian-like classic character out. New custom benches and lush planters compliment to make them the perfect welcome mat.

The installation will transform the building’s entryway with a fragrant, verdant living wall, softening the lobby’s interior while complimenting its natural stone finish. The experience of building visitors and National Grid staff will be enhanced as they enter the inspirational space, transformed by the addition of three towering green walls.

Downtown Brooklyn’s Holiday Lights were a smash hit. This installation brings a more refined version of the holiday lights and integrates their simple and sophisticated design into 1 MetroTech’s courtyard. With hundreds of thousands of visitors every year, MetroTech deserves a world class tkts experience, isn’t it about time it got one?

Light has an inviting and magical quality that brings people together. This installation consists of a site specific lighting installation that helps make the MetroTech roadway feel more inviting and safe for both pedestrians and bikes. Bike lanes are clearly defined and current lighting improved. This summer’s Street Seats installations on Bridge and Lawrence streets can provide additional bike related amenities such as air pumps and bike racks.

Paper makes up 27 percent of municipal solid waste, more than any other material Americans throw away. How does MetroTech measure up to this?
 The large scale installation will consist of a clear plexiglass exhibition cube that will be gradually filled with 2 MetroTech’s paper waste. Educational graphs and charts will help bring awareness on urban waste issues and promote sustainable localized waste management and recycling practices.