Broadway Park

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Broadway Park is the front yard of a new, modern, multi-family housing project in the Kendall Square area of Cambridge. Along the eastern edge of the park is a new drop-off for residents that also doubles as food truck parking during lunch hours for near-by office towers.  The center of the park is marked by a large flexible lawn area for fitness, games and social gatherings. Nooks are carved out of the lawn area for use by smaller groups and individuals. The nooks include swing benches and are framed on the lawn side by wide seat walls for flexible seating options in sun or shade. Community tables dot the corners of the park and function as meeting spaces, lunchtime eating spots, outdoor work tables, game tables and outdoor class rooms. Additional movable tables and chairs are envisioned to allow further flexibility for similar functions. Up-lighting of the trees, integrated seat-wall lighting and event lights in the lawn extend the use of the park into the evening.

ARCHITECT:               STANTEC

CIVIL:                           VHB