Born in the city of Haarlem in the Netherlands, Piet Oudolf (1944) is arguably the world’s most influential contemporary landscape designer.
Renowned as the leading exponent of the New Perennials movement, rooted in a reverence for ‘wild nature’, Oudolf uses simple wild grasses to extraordinary effect, evoking hazy, dreamlike urban landscapes. In New York, he’s best known for his planting design for the elevated High Line in Chelsea Manhattan and the Gardens of Remembrance in Battery Park. For Huys, Oudolf has designed the landscaping for the rooftop terrace. "It's fantastic to be part of a Dutch project of this caliber, " he says.