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.

immersive green bowl proposed for the high line's final phase
‘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 (also main image)

 

 

 

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 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. 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.

immersive green bowl proposed for the high line's final phase
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

immersive green bowl proposed for the high line's final phase
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

immersive green bowl proposed for the high line's final phase
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

immersive green bowl proposed for the high line's final phase
‘the spur’ (far right), shown as part of the rail yards development
image from google maps, courtesy of friends of the high line

immersive green bowl proposed for the high line's final phase
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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