Rockefeller Center Channel Gardens
Location: New York, NY
Project Team: Julia Watson Studio + Marie Salembier Landscape Design + Living Willow Structures
Client: Rockefeller Center Tishman Speyer
The Channel Gardens act as a corridor for pollinators within the dense urban fabric. Through thoughtful plant and material selection, specific species of birds, butterflies, and bees will be attracted throughout the year.
The Channel Gardens at Rockefeller Center act as a corridor for pollinating animals and insects within the dense urban fabric. The conservation of the wildness of the Northeast is dependent on these species as well as human participation in providing ecosystem services. Through thoughtful plant and material selection, specific species of birds, butterflies, and bees will be attracted throughout the
The native plantings and resulting urban wildlife will serve as a dynamic educational tool for the public. The performative narrative will encourage discourse surrounding the topic of urban ecologies, raising awareness about the importance of flora and fauna in the current era of climate change.