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immersive green bowl proposed for the high line's final phase
nov 14, 2013
immersive green bowl proposed for the high line's final phase


immersive green bowl proposed for the high line’s final phase
image by james corner field operations and diller scofidio + renfro, courtesy of the city of new york
all images courtesy of the high line

 

 

 

plans have been unveiled for an immersive bowl-shaped structure to be positioned at ‘the spur’, part of the new york high line’s final phase of development. again working alongside friends of the high line, james corner field operations and diller scofidio + renfro have envisioned a densely layered green space which will continually change throughout the year.

 

 


‘the spur’ will provide a secluded area of tranquility, contrasting the surrounding cityscape
image by james corner field operations and diller scofidio + renfro, courtesy of the city of new york

 

 

 

an extension of the rail yards loop due to be finalized by late 2014, the proposed scheme at the widest area of the high line will serve as an important entrance point to the elevated park.

 

 


the bowl-shaped volume limits views of the city, immersing the occupant in nature
image by james corner field operations and diller scofidio + renfro, courtesy of the city of new york

 

 

 

‘the spur’ will offer a secluded area of tranquility, starkly contrasting manhattan’s urban backdrop. the curved form limits views of the city and the adjacent hudson river, consequentially immersing the occupant in a more natural environment.

 

 


densely layered plantation will continually evolve throughout the year
image by james corner field operations and diller scofidio + renfro, courtesy of the city of new york

 

 

 

accommodating a variety of plantation, including a range of grasses, perennials and ferns, the design is sheltered with tiered seating lining the amphitheater. the new facility will also provide workspace and public bathrooms.

 

 


a site plan indicates the completed park in relation to the proposed rail yards
image from google maps, courtesy of friends of the high line

 

 


‘the spur’ (far right), shown as part of the rail yards development
image from google maps, courtesy of friends of the high line

 

 


the bowl will be the final phase of the high line’s development
image by james corner field operations and diller scofidio + renfro, courtesy of the city of new york

 

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