A Resilient Park


Did you know that the Hills were engineered with climate change in mind? All of the Island’s new landscapes are transformed and elevated to withstand rising seas and future storms.

With the recent anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, West 8’s Adriaan Geuze, the architect behind the Hills, recently sat down with HBO’s Vice News to emphasize the importance of resilient design, showcase how the park on Governors Island is prepared for the future and how with forethought, cities can adapt to a changing climate and rising sea levels while ensuring the public’s quality of life and access to the water’s edge. Watch and read more.

The Governors Island Park and Public Spaces Master Plan was conceived with a focus on resilient and sustainable development at every step of its design. The Hills are only the most visible icon of this design approach.