ABOUT THE PROJECT:
Central Wharf Plaza, located in Boston’s historic waterfront district, reconnects pedestrian activity from downtown to the harbor and provides a covered spot for residents and tourists to relax and linger under 25 mixed-species oaks. This design elevates a classic urban landscape — a continuously paved plaza shaded by a dense grove of mature trees – with the development of a simple but innovative structure. The project also provides numerous environmental benefits, including reducing the average ground-level temperature, limiting runoff, sequestering carbon, and promoting tree growth in the area.
Key Collaborators: Reed Hilderbrand Landscape Architecture