Queens West (Stage II)

Architecture Landscape: Queens West (Stage II). As prime consultant and lead designer, Abel Bainnson Butz, LLP (ABB) led a team of ten design, engineering and environmental firms to design the public parks and street infrastructure for this 13-acre waterfront development project. 

The park includes a 2,100 linear foot waterfront esplanade, a sweeping central lawn area framed with informal block seating, constructed cove wetlands, an 8,000 square foot children’s play area, kiosk and a community garden with a contemporary arbor, trellis and garden shed. Novel entry structures with integrated signage demarcate the major entries. For seating and lounging options, park users can choose among broad hammocks, Adirondack-style chairs on raised wood decks, chaise lounges, benches and chairs along the esplanade, and moveable cafĂ©-style furnishings at the vendor kiosk and community garden.

Queens West (Stage II)
Queens West (Stage II)
ABB worked closely with product developers to refine concrete pavers containing recycled glass. Photovoltaic systems on park buildings and a demonstration grey water system also made their way into the final design.

Queens West (Stage II)
Queens West (Stage II)
Type                 : Public - Park
Location          : 47th Ave & Center Boulevard
                           Queens, New York, 11101
                           United States
Building status: Built in 2009
Site type          : Urban
A project by     : Abel Bainnson Butz, LLP


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