RE-ENVISIONING CAMPUS OPEN SPACE
New York City, New York
M3 was invited by New York based architecture group, Marner Architecture, to re-envision the central gardens of the revered Andrew W. Mellon Foundation located in Manhattan’s Upper East Side. “One unified surface, 3 connected landscapes”; creating a sense of ‘garden campus’ that unifies and organizes the outdoor gardens and meeting areas. In establishing a unified garden ‘campus’ we can envision a space which is more usable, more flexible, more adaptable, and more responsive to the activities, functions, and needs of the Foundation. The ground plane is the foundation of unifying the space, from which creates a series of emphatic and tactile garden environments, or “garden rooms”; the Birch, Cherry, and Fern Gardens. With now a singular expression and experience of surface, the distinct garden rooms become the prominent organizational structure, volumetrically.
Project: Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Central Campus Gardens
Location: New York City, New York
Client: Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Project Team: Marner Architecture; M3PROJECT