Hunter’s Point South Waterfront Park

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Location: New York / New York City / USA / Type: Parks / Waterfronts / Built: 2013 / 2018 /
Show on Google Maps / Published on January 14, 2014

Hunter’s Point South Waterfront Park is an international model of urban ecology and a world laboratory for innovative sustainable thinking. What was once a barren post-industrial site has been transformed into a world-class park that is both urbane and otherworldly. The site is waterfront and city; gateway and sanctuary; blank slate and pentimento. These readings suggest an approach to the landscape that enhances what is unique about the site, while framing a new multi-layered identity as a recreational and cultural paradigm.

A collaboration among Thomas Balsley Associates and WEISS/MANFREDI for the open space and park design, with ARUP as the prime consultant and infrastructure designer, the project’s innovative and sustainable design strategies weave infrastructure, landscape, and architecture into new open spaces with connections to the surrounding communities. The park provides access to the water’s edge and spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline.

Designed by Thomas Balsley while at Thomas Balsley Associates (prior to joining SWA Group as SWA/Balsley), together with WEISS/MANFREDI and ARUP.




Project Data

Landscape Architecture: SWA Group / SWA/Balsley / WEISS/MANFREDI / Arup

LOCATION: Queens, New York, United States
CLIENT: Port Authority
SCOPE: Master Planning, Landscape Architecture
SIZE: 10 acres

PHASE I: 2013, PHASE II: 2018


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