The new primary school facility accommodates an adjusted student capacity of 404 students and serve Grades K-5 to meet the current and projected needs of the local community. PS671K is located on 5th Avenue, between 36th Street and Maple Street, in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. The Project Site is a combination of two separate tax lots, together the two lots compose a general “L” shape with a short and deep horizontal leg. The internal programming of the school is reflected on the exterior façade by the change in masonry colors.
The program for the new PS671K will provide: ECC and General Playground Areas, Main Entrance Lobby with elevator access to all floors, Instruction Rooms, Grades K through 5, Specialized Instruction Rooms (Music, Project Room), Assembly space with Stage & Seating, Gymnasium, Exercise Room and Office and Storage spaces, Library, Student Support Areas (Guidance, Medical), Storage, Supervisory and CBO Offices, Parents/Community Room, Cafeteria/Kitchen Complex, and Custodial Support Areas. The design goals addressed in the development of the design include: maximizing potential playground area, providing visual security for all playground areas, minimizing project impact on adjacent residential properties, providing multiple circulation paths to accommodate student capacity and building operations, efficient compliance with prescribed program, program stacking & organization that promotes flexibility of facility operation, providing accessibility and support for student with special needs, and providing a design that is cost efficient to build, operate and maintain.