East Rock Terrace and Kitchen Gardens

Sitting beneath a green roof, the East Rock Terrace is designed to bring the community together through shared meals. With amazing views to East Rock, the terrace will be an inviting space to gather under a large trellis, surrounded by raised garden beds filled with annual and perennial vegetables, fruits, herbs and flowers. The planters will be punctuated with a skylight, allowing light down to the indoor spaces below. Visually porous guardrails will allow clear sightlines while also keeping users safe.

Includes Kitchen Gardens which will connect with the sustainable cycles of the building systems, using recycled water for sub-surface irrigation and compost from kitchen waste. Food gardens will provide fresh herbs and vegetables for the community kitchens.

East Rock Terrace showing Kitchen Gardens and view of East Rock.