The Barclays Center is slated to install a 12,000 square metre grass roof in an attempt to dampen noise that escapes the concert venue.

Barclays developer Forest City Ratner Cos. is planning to coat the Brooklyn arena giant dome in a thin soil layer topped by small plants and greenery.

According to the Wall Street Journal, the move comes after the centre was recently forced to pay up to $3,200 in noise violation fines following a Swedish House Mafia electronic dance concert.

The concept is a resurrection of a plan first proposed in 2003, when Barclays Center's developers came up with designs for the roof to be a large public park and garden for the neighborhood. The idea was axed when the project ran into financial trouble.

Forest City hope the new green roof topper, which is being designed by SHoP Architects, will also make the apartments surrounding the arena more marketable.

Courtesy Gizmodo and Wall Street Journal