New York’s Eco-square in Air

PrizeWinner in Landscape Architecture / Outdoor Designs
University/SchoolNational Taiwan University of Science and Technology
Lead ArchitectPo-Wen Lee
ClientNew York citizens and tourists

Central Park is the most visited urban park in the United States, with 40 million visitors in a year. As a consequence of its location, only a small percentage of people are able to benefit from this vast public garden each day. In an attempt to make this green space available to more people, the proposed design connects the city buildings. In turn, this creates new city space along the exposed ecosystem. However, the ambition is to reverse the traditional relationship between landscape and architecture, in a way that every occupiable space has direct connection to the nature and the city.