How do you build a public park and performance space that is suspended above water?
Pier55 extends into the Hudson River on Manhattan’s West Side. Inspired by wooden piles peppering the water, the competition-winning design inserts concrete columns to support an undulating green landscape featuring indigenous plants and an open-air amphitheater. The square-shaped topography—both public park and world-class performance space—is positioned perpendicular to the city’s grid in dynamic relationship with the riverside walkway and surrounding streets. The project is scheduled for completion in 2018.
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Courtesy of Heatherwick Studio.
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This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Provocations: The Architecture and Design of Heatherwick Studio.