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2023 International Architecture Awards Recognizes Robert W. Wilson Overlook at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden

The Brooklyn Botanic Garden Robert W. Wilson Overlook has won in the Urban Planning/Landscape Architecture category at the 2023 International Architecture Awards. Founded in 2004, this awards program is co-planned by the Chicago Athenaeum and the European Centre and honored new projects from almost 50 countries.

An extension of the Diane H. & Joseph S. Steinberg Visitor Center, which was completed in 2012, the Robert W. Wilson Overlook carves new sweeping, immersive paths and ramps into the hills for a cinematic experience of the botanical garden. The flowering crape myrtle trees and ornamental grasses and perennials also choreograph varied visual planes for visitors.

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Subtly sloping ramps with sculptural retaining walls enhance the Garden's circulation by connecting the top and bottom of the hillside with a newly accessible route.