Project Detail

 

Richard Rogers Amphitheater at Marcus Garvey Park

New York United States

Cooper, Robertson & Partners

 

Project Description

Marcus Garvey Park was a well-used neighborhood park with an out-of-date 1969 band shell and amphitheater in disrepair. The old stage limited performance, had poor sight lines, and no shade for the audience in its 1,600 seats. Cooper, Robertson & Partners developed options to fix these problems and the City Parks Foundation selected a plan for a new stage house with a large multi-purpose room (with changing rooms and toilets for performers). The design corrects the geometry of the band shell with a wider stage closer to the audience. A roof canopy floating above sidewalls, supported by masts and tension cables, and cable-supported fabric shades make the design open and light. The new audience benches of a recycled plastic now have seat-backs.

 

Project Details

Richard Rogers Amphitheater at Marcus Garvey Park
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Client/Owner:
Project Team:
    Scott Newman AIA, Partner-in-Charge; Thomas Whittrock AIA LEED AP, Project Manager
Consultants:
  • Civil Engineer: AKRF 
  • Electrical Engineer: Altieri Sebor Wieber 
  • Mechanical Engineer: Altieri Sebor Wieber 
  • Structural Engineer: Robert Silman Associates 
  • Theater Consultant: Theatre Projects Consultants 
  • Landscape Architect: Todd Rader + Amy Crews 
 
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Project Size:
    5,400 sq ft
Construction Cost:
    $5,700,000
 
 
 

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