Irmak Sener

Irmak Sener

Brooklyn, NY, US


Waste to Energy

This studio proposes a waste-to-energy, recycling, ferry terminal, and event / recreation space in the four boroughs of Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx. We focused on what a new aesthetic of contemporary industrial building would be  like, the potentiality of curves as the initial design idea, the softness of the curvature and how it interacts with the hardness of the machinery. 

In this process, Serpentine Pavilion by Rem Koolhaas, Cecil Balmond and Arup and Prada Transformer by OMA, Rem Koolhaas and Ellen van Loon were looked at as precedent studies. A moment in which all layers of the process of recycling merge together, and finally, the crane ejects out of the facade to express the hardness within the soft geometry.

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Status: School Project
Location: Pier 36 Manhattan