Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Copley Wolff Design Group designed the 70-foot-wide pedestrian promenade located in Boston’s Seaport District. With approximately 16,500-square-feet of tree-lined open space, Harbor Way acts as an outdoor museum and serves as the first link within a series of pedestrian connector parks that will establish a green corridor running from the northern Seaport Square parks to the southern residential parcels. Harbor Way’s concept was inspired by the nautical and industrial history of the site.
Functioning as an outdoor museum, Harbor Way provides both public amenity space and historic insight. It features informational “stops” that incorporate found objects, educational graphics, lighting, and a to-scale sculpture representing the structural bones of an historic ship that was discovered on the site during excavation. Copley Wolff and the design team introduced Augmented Reality (AR) into the design which provides a secondary informational experience through the layering of animated graphics over the built landscape features.
Photo Courtesy: (01-07) Anthony Crisafulli, (08) Copley Wolff