October 19, 2020

Gensler and Rockwell Group Provide Innovative Outdoor Dining Solutions

Gensler and Rockwell Group help get New York City back on its feet with outdoor dining concepts.

Alone/Together restaurant concept by Gensler

Image by Gensler.

A product of the monthlong Global Design Charrette, its mission 
to harness firm-wide creativity and showcase solutions that go beyond everyday project work to address community pain points, the two-person module is about bridging citizens and getting them back to dining together, safely distanced.

Image by Gensler.

DineOut NYC by Rockwell Group

Photography by Emily Andrews.

What began last spring as a pro-bono, firm-initiated pilot project to provide six restaurants with an innovative modular outdoor-dining kit-of-parts to help jump-start business has expanded to configurations for entire blocks, such as Mott between Mosco and Worth Streets, resulting in the creation of 550 additional alfresco seats in Harlem, Park Slope, Staten Island, South Bronx, Chinatown, Jackson Heights, and Elmhurst.

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