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Overview: Located in the heart of Manhattan’s waterfront Battery Park sits the recently completed New Amsterdam Plein & Pavilion, a $2.3 million gift from the Kingdom of the Netherlands to New York City in honor of their shared values of innovation, creativity, diversity, & progress. The structure will be a major transportation hub, serving over 150,000 visitors & residents with visitor information & locally grown food at one of Lower Manhattan’s newest & most dynamic cultural gateways.
The state of the art pavilion commemorates 4 centuries of friendship between the Kingdom & the city, serving as a reminder of their enduring past & progressive future.
The Plein & Pavilion project was conceived by the Battery Conservancy to create an extraordinary “outdoor living room” for spontaneous & scheduled activities, public markets, seating & shade. Designed by UNStudio in collaboration with Handel Architects LLP, New York serving as associate architect. The project’s landscape was conceived by Parks Dept. Landscape Designer Gail Wittwer-Laird.
Designer: Architect Ben van Berkel / UNStudio