3rd Year Architecture Studio

Metropolitan Insertions: Mini-City / Spring 2018

Type/

Individual Design Project, Mixed-Use Complex

Site/

Morningside Park, NYC

Instructor/

Werner Goehner

How to strategically interbreed various programs in order to create quasi-urban conditions inside the building? This studio strives to answer this line of inquiry. At its best, it creates a degree of enclave-like self-sufficiency which proved detrimental to the surrounding urban context.

 

The final design solution addresses a mixed-use complex at the Morningside Park, New York City. The project strategically interbreeds various programs, including institutional, educational, recreational, and commercial ones. Columbia University, the Harlem Community Organizations, and the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine all have their own share and joint spaces. The form is derived from a natural extension of the Morningside Dr, and the rooftop serves as a public plaza. It also provides an alternative route across Morningside Park.

Concept + Programming

Design Concept

The form is derived from a natural extension of the Morningside Dr, and the rooftop serves as a public plaza. The vertical circulation of this mixed-use complex is open to the public, providing an alternative route across Morningside Park.

NYC Morningside Park

The park drops from Morningside Drive with Columbia University’s East Campus by approximately 90 feet down to Morningside Avenue along East-Harlem.

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Plan + Section

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Render + Perspective Section

Physical Models

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