Battery Park City Community Center
New York, NY
Battery Park City Community Center landscape project involves green design principles, intensive community process, universal accessibility, and the design of an outdoor terrace that serves two residential towers and enhances community center programming. The project required extensive coordination with the city, the development team of the two residential buildings, and the design team for the plinth upon which the two buildings sit. A ‘Green Lobby’ between the two buildings invites neighborhood residents into the terrace and the public spaces on top of the community center provide a multitude of ways to enjoy the space. The intimate gathering areas are ideal for an outdoor lunch or gathering of friends , the arching row of custom benches is perfect for watching baseball games on the field below, and the lush plantings and a signature egg-shaped lawn are the calling cards of the design. The space was instantly popular as a pleasant thoroughfare for all of the varied constituent groups, and the lawn egg has become a community icon and meeting point.