The thesis is a strategy for patterns of new infrastructural development. It seizes opportunities within the urban landscape through an architecture that reestablishes links across an infrastructural void. The project proposes a way to operate on ‘leftover’ spaces and voids created by infrastructural development at a time when the automobile acted as the urban planner of cities.
The project is a product of the site. The building acts as a destination point, but also as a bridge. It simultaneously links and separates the two sides through manipulations of program, public and private, green space, and circulation, plan and section.
The program of the building is specific to this site. However, this idea is one that could be implemented in any number of American cities in which this urban void occurs. At this site there is a need for spaces of public gathering and community resources as well as a place for visitors explore the numerous public attractions that surround this site. These two programs are placed separately on the two sides of the expressway but slowly converge as you move higher in the building.
Status: School Project
Location: Brooklyn, NY, US
My Role: Masters' thesis _ studio project
Additional Credits: this project was developed while at Parsons the New School for Design