Ocean Breeze Track and Field Athletic Center - CANCELLED

Built as part of New York City’s Design Excellence program within both the Department of Parks and Recreation and the DDC, the Ocean Breeze Indoor Athletic Facility sits within a new 110-acre park on Staten Island’s Eastern Shore. Raised above one of the few remaining areas of native upland coastal grasslands on the island, Ocean Breeze’s minimal interior footprint enhances both views and the potential for natural ventilation, while protecting the building from storm surges and rising tides.

The fieldhouse program includes a 200m hydraulically banked track that can convert from six banked lanes during competition events to eight flat lanes during practice sessions. Meeting USATF, NCAA, and IAFF competition standards, the track boasts seating for 2,500 people, concessions, meeting rooms, restrooms and service areas, as well as a fitness center serving neighboring communities.

The project integrates various green building principles: daylight harvesting, photo-sensor informed lighting controls, on-site stormwater management, recycled materials, and a “cool” roof with structural capacity for future photovoltaic technology. All mechanical systems utilize high efficiency equipment, which is monitored and controlled through a networked building management system.

Ocean Breeze anticipates LEED Gold Certification and has been honored with a 2009 Design Award from the NYC Design Commission, a 2016 Architizer A+ Award, and a 2017 AIANYS Excelsior Award for Public Architecture.

Sunday Tour Info: An OpenDialogue tour with Jennifer Sage and Josh Keay of Sage and Coombe Architects will last approximately 2 hrs.
This site is part of the special series Celebrating Civic Excellence, highlighting buildings completed or renovated through the NYC Department of Design and Construction’s Design + Construction Excellence program. Click here to read more and see the full list of participating sites.


UPDATE: Please note that this tour has been cancelled.


Image credit: Paul Warchol