Projects: Schools and Campuses

Mott Haven Campus
Bronx, New York


RGR worked with Perkins Eastman, for the New York City School Construction Authority (SCA), to develop a landscape plan for the Mott Haven Campus. The proposed campus includes both secondary and elementary schools located on a 6.5-acre site. Three levels of terraces negotiate the change in elevation from the upper street level to the site's base. These terraces serve as linkages, as well as gathering areas, for students. Shade structures on the second-level terraces screen classrooms from strong southern light and form a loggia. The ground level courtyard is organized around a diagonal grid of thin-stemmed trees in a paved plaza. The end result is a forested courtyard that allows for free, organic movement while filtering light and providing shade for gatherings.

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