Location: New York, New York
Building from the successful design traditions and qualities of European residential building garden courts, 443 Greenwich Street’s central courtyard is an unexpected garden discovery within one of TriBeCa’s most distinctive late nineteenth century light-industrial buildings. Upon entering the lobby, residents and visitors are immediately struck by the garden’s presence and its encompassing central location. As both a refuge and viewing garden, this woodland shade garden has a simple spatial framework is organized by a towering grove of columnar Tulip trees that frame a sedge meadow. The grove’s thicket of trunks and interlocking branches provide many apartments with welcomed filtered privacy and visual and spiritual connections to the garden’s seasonal evolutions.
Residents experience the garden design’s natural world wonders daily while moving through the building’s lobby and the surrounding hallways. The courtyard’s seasonal delights entice visitation with a collection of moveable and comfortable chairs that complement the granite seat walls. Stepping stones are set within woodland floor plantings which force slower movement and greater attention to movements. The garden design inspires contemplation, reflection and discovery once immersed within the profundity of its natural wonders.
Client:Metro Loft Management
Landscape Architect: HMWhite
Architect: Cetra/Ruddy Inc.
Structural Engineers: GACE
MEP: Cosentini Associates
Lighting: Kugler Ning Light Design
Irrigation: WC3 Design
Landscape Contractor: Steven Dubner Landscaping