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West 8 urban design & landscape architecture b.v.

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West 8 Brussels urban design & landscape architecture bvba

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West 8 urban design & landscape architecture p.c.

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A woodland garden in the city

The Park at Essex Crossing, New York, New York, USA

The design reflects the stated desires of the community: access to nature, a playground, safety elements and flexible seating.

Layers of canopy and understory trees, swaths of woodland planting, and vine-covered vertical plantings create a shady oasis in the city. The park features an entirely native palette of trees and groundcovers, from Honeysuckle trees to Blueberry shrubs.

Multifunctional planter edges offer seating and robust wooden details offer a soft antidote to the typical concrete of the city.

Client
Delancy Street Partnership

Partners
Beyer Blinder Belle

Consultants
AKRF, Rodkin Cardinale Consulting Engineers, DeSimone Consulting Engineers, Illumination Arts

Imagery
© West 8, © Noah Devereaux and © Barrett Doherty