UNStudio Designing New Amsterdam Plein & Pavilion
The project will be funded through a grant from the government of Kingdom of the Netherlands to The Battery Conservancy
The Netherlands and New York are going Dutch on a dramatic public hub to be built for this year’s NY400 celebration, which will commemorate the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson’s arrival in New York Harbor.
UNStudio principal Ben van Berkel, one of Holland’s most prominent architects. will design the 5,000-square-foot New Amsterdam Plein & Pavilion. It will be located on the Battery, the 25-acre park overlooking New York Harbor that was the arrival site for Dutch settlers when they arrived at the tip of Manhattan Island in 1626 to form New Amsterdam.(Interior Design)