Siting a new venue within a mature conifer collection at the New York Botanical Garden is a challenge. MNLA's collaboration with the building architects and garden's arborists resulted in a dramatically situated but low impact facility for public dining and event terrace that flanks the symmetrical masonry building. Vehicular access is seamlessly integrated into the existing topography, while pedestrian paths link the café to adjacent garden attractions. Visitors are encouraged to linger on the lushly planted terraces and enjoy views amidst fragrant herbs and colorful vegetables.
The café at the New York Botanical Garden is a popular watering hole for visitors amidst the venue's stately conifer collection.