2007, New York, USA
Imagine an extraordinary new public park that embraces all New York Harbor, its ecology, its history, its culture, its magnificent beauty. Surrounded by water, steeped in the natural and cultural history of the estuary, Governors Island will re-emerge as the next great "world park": an icon for the city, a beacon in the harbor. West 8 proposed an extensive and coherent design for this 2nd park for New York.
Areas currently under construction are Liggett Terrace, Hammock Grove, the Play Lawns, Soissons Landing and historic areas on the North Island such as the Parade Ground and South Battery. In addition to gardens, woodlands, and bikeways, West 8 has developed custom lighting, seating and signage. West 8 is also responsible for the Park and Public Space Master Plan, which lays out the plans for future phases such as Wetland Gardens, Hills, and a Great Promenade.
More information about Governors Island: www.govislandpark.com
- The Trust for Governors Island
- Rogers Marvel Architects, Diller, Scofidio + Renfro, SMWM, Urban Design+
- Award of Merit, New York Chapter of the ASLA (2011), Award for Excellence in Design, Public Design commission of the City of New York (2012)
- Adriaan Geuze, Jamie Maslyn Larson, Alyssa Schwann, Askar Ramazanov, Claire Agre, Claudia Wolsfeld, David Zielnicki, Enrique Ibáñez González, Jamie Maslyn Larson, Joost Koningen, Joris Weijts, Juan Figueroa Calero, Matthew Skjonsberg, Perry Maas, Pieter Hoen, Rachel Laszlo, Rob Koningen, Ronald van Nugteren, Sander Lap, Shachar Zur, Silvia Lupini