H20 LAB

How do we celebrate a remarkable place?

NYC H2O is devoted to educating schoolchildren about our water system. While pursuing this quest, the organization encountered the Ridgewood Reservoir, an ecological and engineering treasure hiding in plain sight. To establish a citizen’s laboratory at this location, NYC H2O must surmount the following challenges:

  • how to revitalize abandoned infrastructure with new activities
  • how to inhabit a structure never intended for human occupancy
  • how to collaborate with a public agency on public land

client: NYC H2O
landscape architect: raft
photographer: ines leong
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