Illustrative Plan

This is an illustrative plan of “The Pull: Wild Gardens at Paerdegat”. The 90-acre project addresses the rejuvenation and ecological enhancement of the polluted waters, shoreline, and uplands of Paerdegat Basin in Brooklyn NY. A steel observation deck shaped like a horseshoe magnet stands at the head of the basin, evoking the desire to pull the forces of nature back into the city. The plantings, grading, shoreline, and garden spaces express the dynamic forces activated when the “magnet” swept over the site. The project also includes a series of garden follies that serve as metaphors for the battle between the cultivated landscape and the natural succession patterns of untamed nature.