Governors Island
Park + Public Space Master Plan

Governors Island
Park + Public Space Master Plan

A design team led by Rogers Partners and West 8 was chosen as the winning team in the international design competition for Governors Island’s new park and promenade. Steeped in the natural and cultural history of the New York Harbor, Governors Island will re-emerge as the next great World Park and will be a global exemplar of sustainability, a beacon for the harbor, and an icon for the city.

AIANY Design Awards, Honor Award for Projects | ASLA National Honor Award | ASLA NY Award of Merit | Municipal Art Society Special Recognition Award | Green Around Downtown Award, Alliance for Downtown New York. Full list of awards
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Governor's Island NYC Public Realm Architecture
Public Realm Architecture
Governors Island Architecture

The island, once languishing in relative isolation, will become an exploration in recreating paradise. A combination of natural and created landscapes will conjure up fantasies of a lost utopia – of nature, the primordial, and of artificial worlds – creating an unimaginably diverse visual experience along the Hudson shoreline. The Vertical Landscape, developed in part from a distortion of the city grid, will be built from recycled materials taken from the island itself. Dredged-up earth from the marshes and portions of the eroding buildings will form new hills that house programs and provide panoramic views.

Governors Island Landscape Architecture
Governors Island New York
Governors Island New York
Governors Island New York