Chinatown Urban Cultural Center :: Boston, MA
Site plan and Concept
The site is situated adjacent to two historical districts - Chinatown and the Leather District. The asian people utilize the public fountain just north of the site, by putting their feet into the the faux stream filled black river stones. The leather district still has light poles that are wooden. The form is still used today, these poles often go unnoticed, until one begins to investigate the materiality of its form.
There are two adjacent built forms - the Ginza Restaurant (japanese food cooked by chinese people) and a vent stack which I am assuming is for the interstate below the site. Surface street just to the east of the site is a busy intersection one way road. I am trying to build a street wall that will define the road and terminate the greenway park. The usage of the park just west of the vent stack and adjacent to the site is often filled with children and adults playing chinese chess. I want to preserve and expand upon the usage of the site. Providing outdoor theatre space and more permanant seating utilizing my tectonic.Tectonic Strategy
My investigation has been rough. I have been experimenting with linear forms and their interactions with a curve form. My investigation has brought me to an assembly of linear elements that can create smooth curves, while maintaining the richness of a spatial tectonic.