The Battery PlayScape | New York, USA | Starr Whitehouse

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The Battery’s ecological richness finds a unique expression in the PlayScape, a new play area designed to promote ecological literacy in children.

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The project is the last piece in the 25-year renovation of The Battery, a storied park at the foot of Manhattan occupying historic fill vulnerable to storm surge, high winds, and inland flooding.

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The design embraces this context, moving off the premise that an early appreciation for ecology and the power of natural forces fosters environmental consciousness in adulthood. Each of the PlayScape’s five zones is designed around a unique typology, combining

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