Brooklyn Children’s Museum Brooklyn
145 Brooklyn Avenue, Crown Heights, Brooklyn, New York, NY
Building Use: Commercial
Architect: Rafael Vinoly
Size: over 100,000 square feet of interior space,
Date Completed: 2008
Navillus was thrilled to lend its tiling expertise to New York City’s first children’s museum–a stunning achievement in aesthetics, innovation and design. Using LATICRETE, the world leader of ceramic tile and stone installation systems, Navillus project team installed 8.1 million pieces of bright yellow ceramic tile to the building’s roof and exterior walls. The result was a striking 57,000-square- foot tile mosaic that, quite literally, brightens an entire community.
Due to the buildings unique and complex design–particularly its uneven Navillus team encountered several technical challenges throughout the tile installation. However, through hard work and determination, the team overcame those challenges and, in fact, went on to win numerous awards and recognition including the National Tile Contractors Association award.