Located on Roosevelt Island, Riverwalk 7 provides both private amenity space for residents and public space for the local community. At the ground floor, a garden planted with flowering specimen trees announces the entrance and softens the transition from street to building. Beyond the entrance, a formal row of trees defines the extents of a large open space. Gabions activate the central areas of a terraced lawn and are placed in intimate configurations that correspond with the surrounding planting beds. The extensive lawn leads to shaded destinations on the waterfront, meadows, a play park and groves of canopy trees and structural evergreens.
Angular geometries on the roof terrace reflect architectural forms while carving out a series of distinct programmatic spaces. A large deck area to the south lined with chaises is nestled among planters to create an area for sunbathing. Intimate nooks are set within a large central planter for small scale gatherings at café tables paired with built in benches. Communal dining tables are arranged next to an outdoor kitchen to provide for larger gatherings and summer cookouts. A south facing green wall adjacent to mechanical units serves as both a focal point for the terrace as well as a noise buffer. Throughout the terrace, plantings are low-maintenance masses of evergreen shrubs, flowering perennials and flowing grasses punctuated strategically by specimen trees.