Architecture for Humanity hosted a design charrette at the Manhattan Bridge Skatepark as part of New York City's Urban Design Week. The event brought together planners, architects, landscape architects, skateboarders and members of the community to brainstorm about how the skatepark and adjacent areas of Coleman Oval Park should and could look. The charrette focused on two design challenges: create a skatepark that is well integrated with non-skateboarding activities and create a permeable yet well-defined edge condition between the skatepark and non skatepark areas.
Several of the design firms that had submitted master plan proposals in answer to an RFP issued by Architecture for Humanity were also in attendance and shared their visions for Coleman Oval Park. The participating firms were: Starr Whitehouse, Public Workshop, Terraform, Bernheimer Architecture, Holm Architecture, and Loci Architecture.