Barriers for Street Closures

Made with plywood, paint, and a circular saw, these lightweight lend a playful character to street closures. The individual components can be assembled in a variety of combinations depending on the desired sizes, shapes, and types of use. When not in use, they can be dismantled and stored flat.


Community partner: Community League of the Heights (CLOTH)

Neighborhood: Washington Heights, Manhattan

Coordinating firm: Arup

Supporting firms: Design Advocates (Barker Associates Architecture Office, Abruzzo Bodziak Architects, Office of Architecture, Overlay Office, Parc Office, Smith & Sauer); Gensler; School of Jellyfish; Stantec; Woods Bagot