SPLAT (Social Platform for Living, Arts, & Theater)

Description

An elevated park spans the Plaza, connecting it to the Park and bridging over existing traffic. The expanded Plaza cleans auto exhaust from vehicles passing below, collects/distributes rainwater for irrigation, and provides flexible social spaces.

Features

  • existing traffic patterns roofed over
  • large flexible public space incorporates hydraulic floor system to enable multiple uses — theater, skating rink, pool, etc.
  • existing trees are replanted on the platform and irrigated with filtered runoff
  • ring of chimneys clean air and are lit to act as iconic elements

Submitted by

Dan Maxfield, James Biber, James Bowman
Pentagram Architects
New York, NY, USA

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Site Plan: Site Plan, scale: 1” = 32’-0”. 32”x48”

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Representative Section: Longitudinal Section, scale: 1” = 32’-0”. 40”x8”

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Perspective Drawing: Aerial View. 40”x16”

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Perspective Drawing: Pedestrian View. 40”x16”

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Other: Short Section, scale: 1” = 32’-0”. 40”x16”

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Other: SPLAT diagram.