OHNY Preview: Lakeside at Prospect Park
Photo: Michael Moran/OTTO
Saturday, December 7, 2013
openhousenewyork invites OHNY members to preview the new Lakeside Center at Prospect Park with landscape architect Christian Zimmerman. A return to Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux’s original vision for Prospect Park, Lakeside seamlessly blends into the surrounding parkland. The 25,000 sq ft facility–designed by Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects with landscape design by Christian Zimmerman–is nestled into the landscape, with new hills and green roofs that visitors can walk on. A monumental canopy levitates over a 30,000 sq ft rink for ice-skating in the winter and roller skating in the summer. Lakeside is a welcome reclamation of the southeast shore of park’s lake, with a new facility for contemporary recreational needs that also celebrates Prospect Park’s serenity and natural wonder.
Christian Zimmerman FASLA has led the Lakeside project for the Prospect Park Alliance as the Vice President for Design & Construction since 1990. He has overseen the revitalization and restoration of the 585 acres that comprise the Park, the adjacent Parade Ground and Brooklyn’s Grand Army Plaza, which include over $120 million in capital projects.