The redevelopment of the former Lasker Rink and Pool in New York’s Central Park into the Harlem Meer Center makes outdoor activities and recreational opportunities possible all year round: Werner Sobek was commissioned to design a roofing and facade system for the new leisure centre.
Roof & Facade for Year-Round Use
It was designed as a curtain wall in mullion-and-transom construction, with fixed windows installed from the inside out and windows that can be opened equipped with a lift-and-slide system. A transition to a green roof is being created in the upper area of the visitor centre.
A new area for free skating on a Central Park lake, an Olympic-sized pool and a new outdoor wading pool will complement the new facility.
The redesign of the Lasker Ice Rink is the major project of a campaign by the Nature Conservancy to restore Central Park. The new facility is based on the original design of Central Park.
Susan T. Rodriguez, New York/USA
2018 – 2020
2021 – 2024
Services by Werner Sobek
Central Park Conservancy, New York/USA
NYC Public Design Commission Award for Excellence in Design 2021