New York, NY, USA
Located on the Hudson River in the Chelsea Neighborhood of New York City, Pier 55 is a new public park designed by London’s Heatherwick Studio and New York’s Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects.
Working alongside these cutting-edge design luminaries, Charcoalblue have led the design for a new outdoor thrust stage. The new theatre will seat 800, and run from late spring to the fall, showcasing contemporary work from leading theatre makers.
The architectural ambition for the park is to be a place of discovery, where visitors can wander and wonder, finding something new around every corner: places to lounge, eat lunch, or just lie in the grass. The park’s undulating topography – replete with lush lawns and pathways – will offer sweeping views of the Manhattan and northern New Jersey skylines for all park-goers and provide a natural viewing area for the new performance space, which will be designed to immediately serve as one of New York City’s premier venues for inspiring theatrical events.