MNLA is providing schematic design for the redesign of a wide streetscape in Tribeca to include newly proposed boutique retail storefronts, a retail kiosk along the street and small gathering spaces for the public. Working in close collaboration with Elkus Manfredi Architects (EMA), MNLA looks to better integrate these streets into the surrounding neighborhood by creating inviting spaces for both visitors and neighbors to sit and relax along a well trafficked road. Robust planting beds create a visual and spatial buffer, while a variety of seating options help create natural extensions for the adjacent retail spaces and gathering areas.
Materials for the landscape are derived from the industrial language of the neighborhood, integrating metal decking, cast iron paneling and metal piping to create a visually rich experience for the public. A dog friendly area with agility obstacles and natural boulders creates a neighborhood amenity. MNLA also developed numerous marketing renderings for the client in collaboration with EMA. These renderings express the bustling feel of the proposed retail while very much in keeping with the scale and rhythm of the surrounding landmarked area.