TPG Architecture has designed the new global headquarters for BSE Global, formerly Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment, a company that develops and operates sports venues and manages sports franchises in the New York area. Located in Industry City, Brooklyn, one floor beneath the Brooklyn Nets' HSS Training Center, the new headquarters unites the organization's business and basketball teams under one roof.
TPG Architecture captured the authenticity of the industrial building by using a refined aesthetic throughout, complete with polished concrete floors and exposed ceilings. The team was tapped to create a space that both embraces Brooklyn's rich history and promotes a collaborative and comfortable work environment emblematic of BSE's new identity.
Guests first walk into a large living room seating area with a coffee bar lounge, and pop-up shop full of branded swag. The reception features a striking media wall, not only to play live games and recaps, but also to emulate the energy and atmosphere of the client's arena spaces. With a focus on entertaining and hosting events, BSE incorporated media walls and televisions throughout the office, including the large café and adjacent town hall area. The town hall area features a game room, conference rooms with operable partitions, and bleacher seating for large events and flexibility.
To embody the scenic Brooklyn location, glass-fronted conference rooms are adorned with black hemp ropes as distraction markings to mimic the Brooklyn Bridge. TPG's designers took advantage of the daylight and spectacular views in designing the open work area, where the densest space is dedicated to their sales department. The space also includes a large boardroom, variety of collaborative meeting spaces, phone booths, and a video editing suite.
Photography: Tom Sibley