The Volunteer House transforms a 100-year-old derelict service building into a multi-level center for volunteer gardeners activities throughout Riverside Park. Intended as a garden "folly" within the Frederick Law Olmstead-designed landscape, it is designed as a visual delight to be discovered by the park's visitors. The three-story building uses a 19th century one-story limestone structure as its based and is designed to require little maintenance. Recycling most of the existing building and tripling the usable area within the existing footprint, the Volunteer House supports the sustainable objectives of the Riverside Park Fund.
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