Bryant Park receives 2010 ASLA Landmark Award
What do you love about Bryant Park? OLIN recently asked New Yorkers this question in celebration of the firm’s 2010 Landmark Award from the American Society of Landscape Architects for the redesign of Bryant Park. The Landmark Award recognizes a project completed between 15 and 50 years ago that retains its original design integrity and contributes significantly to the public realm of the community in which it is located. The awards jury described the project as “refreshing and beautiful….the landscape architect balanced the location, the constituency, and the materials. People love the experience.”
One of the most cherished public spaces in the country, Bryant Park has become a model for environmental, social and economic sustainability. OLIN‘s redesign called for the lawn to be rebuilt over two stacks of library archives, turning the park into a large-scale green roof. In addition, the park significantly increased real estate values in the surrounding areas, demonstrating the link between urban green space and land value.