Recent Event Wednesday, Oct. 2

Building of the Day, Tour

Brooklyn Children’s Museum

4:00pm – 5:00pm

145 Brooklyn Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11213


Organized by:
Center for Architecture

Original architect: Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer Associates (1977)
Renovation architect: Rafael Viñoly Architects (2008)
Rooftop canopy: Toshiko Mori (2015)
Rooftop terrace: Future Green Studio (2017)

Seeking expanded capacity to serve a growing audience, the Brooklyn Children's Museum wanted a new public presence that would contribute to the vitality of the surrounding community. The new structure differs from its context, in color as well as physical form, yet remains welcoming and deferential to the museum's existing built environment. The architecture of the new building is compelling and inviting to children, its glittering envelope of yellow ceramic tiles creating a public landmark.