NYCHA HOUSING PORTFOLIO
The Bronxchester landscape serves the residents of its 207 apartments as well as BronxWorks, a community-building program for all ages. JPLA’s site design strategies were to strengthen the outer perimeter, soften the spaces within the site, and to increase the variety and quality of the landscape spaces within the site. The design created spaces for individuals and groups, for children, adults and seniors, areas with pedestrian paving and those with lawn or dense planting. The landscape is made up of native and adaptive planting areas, pathways, seating areas, basketball courts with amphitheater seating, playgrounds, community gardens and entry progressions. The result is an open but varied campus that provides a great range of uses and flexibility of experience for the entire community.
CLIENT: Triborough Preservation LLC
COLLABORATORS: OCV Architects, GDS NY