This project re-thinks the public space and private space of community gardens in New York by integrating water facilities. The community garden is one of the greatest public open spaces, and its emergence through community-driven initiatives is an interesting phenomenon, but the existing garden usually just a plot of grass — outdoor space. I tried to expand the community’s drive by creating a new form of a community garden.
In this new garden, I take reservoirs and water facilities as the core and define different functions through water. Functions are based on community needs and mainly comprise planting of vegetables, fruits, etc. and trading processes related to the harvest. The marketplace takes water as its core; dynamic processes take place due to the water’s buoyancy.