NYCHA HOUSING PORTFOLIO
New York, NY
The Campos Plaza landscape serves the residents of its 269 apartments and acts as a public park, playground and playing field for the surrounding neighborhood in the Lower Far East Side of Manhattan. JPLA developed the site plan and design for a central plaza, building entries, and perimeter streetscape including paving, planting, seating, a playground, and an artificial lawn. The new landscape provides places for people of all ages to rest, play and enjoy. The design language references the site’s history of flooding during Hurricane Sandy, using curved forms to create spaces and direct circulation flows as if carved by water. The material palette renders a sustainable, resilient landscape made up of native and adaptive plantings, permeable paving, and durable site furnishings chosen to last the test of time.
CLIENT: Triborough Preservation LLC
COLLABORATORS: OCV Architects, GDS NY
Winner of the ASLA New York Chapter Merit Award, 2019