New interior renderings of the Barclays Center by SHoP Architects confirm what Nets point guard Deron Williams once sagely described as a "baller's paradise." We're talking a separate VIP entrance with access to 68 "signature suites" and courtside club (capacity: 10 very, very important people), plus four other bars to get fans in the mood to jeer rival Knicks supporters.
SHoP principal Gregg Pasquarelli says the firm designed the Barclays interiors to focus on "bringing the energy of Brooklyn street life into the arena," using a "simple yet tactile palette of industrial materials." If you're curious what "simple yet tactile" is running these days, the Roll & Hill chandelier pictured in the second slide above runs for $5,000 and up.
· Renderings of arena interiors (by SHoP) "unveiled," though "subject to change" [Atlantic Yards Report]
· Inside Brooklyn's Net Gain [NYPost]
· Barclays Center coverage [Curbed]