Pier 26, Olin Studio, Pier 26 Tribeca, Tribeca, urban green space, NYC parks, NYC, Hudson River

The pier sits in Tribeca between Hubert and North Moore, where it has been unused for years. The new designs show a space that will be consist of green areas, seating, lounge and play nets, a sports field, a forest walk and a playground. Olin also hopes to create a wetland area at the end of the pier, but that requires a bit more work, so it may or may not end up in the final design. A separate maritime education center will be built by Rafael Viñoly Architects.

Related: Rafael Viñoly volunteers to design Tribeca’s Pier 26 marine education facility for free

Pier 26, Olin Studio, Pier 26 Tribeca, Tribeca, urban green space, NYC parks, NYC, Hudson River

The plan is broken down into sections: forest, lawn, lounge area, dune scrub, lounge nets, lounge deck and playing fields. The esplanade is a raised platform that moves throughout the space at 12 to 16 feet above the water. To enter the pier, you pass through a forest walk area and into the playing fields. The esplanade then loops past the lounge areas and nets.

Pier 26, Olin Studio, Pier 26 Tribeca, Tribeca, urban green space, NYC parks, NYC, Hudson River

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via Tribeca Citizen