2018 Best of Design Award for Landscape – Public: Hunter’s Point South Waterfront Park

Designer: SWA/BALSLEY and WEISS/MANFREDI with Arup
Location: Queens, New York

SWA/BALSLEY and WEISS/MANFREDI transformed 30 acres of postindustrial waterfront into the new Hunter’s Point South Waterfront Park. Set along the East River in Long Island City, the recently opened public space represents a new urban ecological paradigm and a model for coastal resilience. With a soft approach to protect against floodwaters, the firm created newly established wetlands to replace existing concrete bulkheads. The design leverages the site’s dramatic topography with a grassy promontory. A new island can be reached by a pedestrian bridge while a 30-foot cantilevered overlook provides panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline. Adjacent to a residential development of affordable units, the park will become the center of an emerging community.

Honorable Mentions

Project Name: Naval Cemetery Memorial Landscape
Designer: Marvel Architects and NBWLA
Location: Brooklyn, New York

Photo of Naval Cemetery Memorial Landscape by Marvel Architects

2018 Best of Design Awards Honorable Mention for Landscape – Public: Naval Cemetery Memorial Landscape, Marvel Architects and NBWLA (Max Touhey)

Project Name: Ghost Cabin
Designers: SHED Architecture & Design
Location: Seattle

Photo of Ghost Cabin by SHED Architecture & Design

2018 Best of Design Awards Honorable Mention for Landscape – Public: Ghost Cabin, SHED Architecture & Design (Rafael Soldi)

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