HSS Center (Brooklyn Nets Training Center)
Brooklyn, New York
In early 2016 the Brooklyn Nets moved into their new, 70,000 SF training center, bringing all team operations into Brooklyn and further cementing the franchise’s connection to New York City and the borough. Occupying the top two floors of a century-old warehouse, the facility features two full basketball courts, weight room, training pool and two hydro pools, rooftop terrace area, multimedia theater, player lounge, and media area.
Work on the facility included raising the ceiling from 12 feet to 34 feet to accommodate arching jump shots. To accomplish this, the design team elected to build the new, high ceiling, above the existing roof. Infrastructure like lighting, HVAC, even the retractable baskets, were installed, and then the existing concrete slab roof was taken down to create the additional height.