White Plains Library

  • IQ Landscape Architects is working with the City of White Plains to restore the roof deck plaza adjacent to its forty-year-old main library branch and to create a central public space in an underutilized part of the city. The project initially started by dealing with water proofing issues which needed to be addressed.
    The firm designed several outdoor rooms as an extension of the library and its resources. Public gardens welcome the workers, commuters and other users as they enter and exit the garage below. A meandering bermed Reading Grove creates an area for strolling and respite, while a central plaza creates an area for gatherings and events such as book fairs. An eight-foot-high lawn knoll serves as an iconic functional, sculptural and visual feature at the terminus of the Reading Grove. A tensile fabric structure as well as banners mounted to the building bring color and motion to the plaza. A Children’s Discovery Garden, managed by the library, will incorporate flowering trees, and elements that stimulate the senses.

IQ Landscape Architects is working with the City of White Plains to restore the roof deck plaza adjacent to its forty-year-old main library branch and to create a central public space in an underutilized part of the city. The project initially started by dealing with water proofing issues which needed to be addressed.
The firm designed several outdoor rooms as an extension of the library and its resources. Public gardens welcome the workers, commuters and other users as they enter and exit the garage below. A meandering bermed Reading Grove creates an area for strolling and respite, while a central plaza creates an area for gatherings and events such as book fairs. An eight-foot-high lawn knoll serves as an iconic functional, sculptural and visual feature at the terminus of the Reading Grove. A tensile fabric structure as well as banners mounted to the building bring color and motion to the plaza. A Children’s Discovery Garden, managed by the library, will incorporate flowering trees, and elements that stimulate the senses.

914-232-0200

31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, NY 10601

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