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Katharine Santalla

Katharine Santalla

Princeton, NJ, US

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Interweaving Community: Teen Revitalization Center of Princeton

In the culturally diverse city of Princeton, much desire has been expressed for more community meeting space and a central meeting area designated solely for local teens. The Teen Revitalization
Center aims to create this central “node” that gives this space to the teens while also integrates the community.

The site, located in Community Park South is situated next to Community Park Elementary School, pool, and town hall. (It is also a five-minute walk from Princeton High School, Public Library, Arts Council and the local downtown area). The flat, expansive, open site is currently used by many community members and features baseball fields, tennis courts, and impromptu soccer games. A major feature to the park is the walking path that runs the perimeter of the site. The design of the Teen Revitalization Center utilizes and integrates the path as a means to integrate and interweave
the community into the center. It also creates an opportunity to link Community Park South to Community Park North, an underused, more picturesque park located across a busy street.

The Center aims to create a place for these teens to go to study, work on group projects, meet friends, play pool, or try a new sport, where they are not “hidden” from the community and have a chance to engage the community. The center aims to integrate academic, athletic, social/community, and entertainment/fun functions.

 
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Status: School Project
Location: Princeton, NJ

 
Initial Programming/Mass Ideas
Initial Programming/Mass Ideas
Process Sketch
Process Sketch
Study Model
Study Model
Study Model
Study Model
Final Model
Final Model
Site Plan
Site Plan
Amphitheater with elevated ramp cutting through
Amphitheater with elevated ramp cutting through
Rock Climbing Wall with elevated ramp cutting through
Rock Climbing Wall with elevated ramp cutting through
Large Lobby Area
Large Lobby Area
Game room
Game room
Elevation from Route 206
Elevation from Route 206
South Aerial
South Aerial
Structural Framing
Structural Framing
Ramp Progression 1
Ramp Progression 1
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Ramp Progression 2
Ramp Progression 3
Ramp Progression 3
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Ramp Progression 4
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Ramp Progression 5
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Ramp Progression 6

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