The design concept for this Community Center was developed around two primary themes: reinstating an old de-mapped street as an internal bridge that traverses through the building and; the contoured roof derived through transἀguration of the reconstructed original topography of the site from 1811. The activity areas are organized on two levels: While the entrance/ground level houses the Classrooms, Arts-Crafts Room, Computer Lab and a Multipurpose Room/Cafeteria; the lower level accommodates gymnasium/auditorium with a stage that can also be enclosed as a Performing Arts/Dance Room. Sectionally, the glass enclosed bridge demarcates and frames the stage area as the larger volume of the gymnasium is lowered into the ground by 15’-0”. The transverse corridor with interior glazing that provides a Viewing Gallery at the ground level extends itself into built-in steps that cascade down towards the gym Ḁoor providing the seating for spectators. wise been a spatially compartmentalized community space.
Status: Under Construction
Location: New York, NY, US