The current project for the Brooklyn Aquarium includes the roof enclosure for the aquatheater. This allows for a more functional and cost efficient venue. The unique design allows the fabric to span an area of 14,500 sq. ft. The new design provides shelter from the rain as well as the summer sun while maintaining the views of the Coney Island beach and ocean. The Aquarium has undergone many upgrades since it's opening. Tensile fabric structures are part of the aquarium's image as well as the surrounding neighborhood. The use of fabric for this current project will maintain the look and feel of aquatic life in it's fluid shape and well as maintaining its functionality.
Location: Brooklyn, New York
Estimated cost of the roof structure: $ 1.5 million
Design Completion Date: 2002
Owner: The City of New York, Office of Cultural Affairs
Architects: Goldstone & Hinz Architects, NY
Design Consultant and Structural Engineer: Light Structures with Horst Berger, a division of DeNardis Engineering, LLC