Community Commons

Description

A landscaped surface bridges over the roadway, connecting surrounding neighborhoods and providing an un-programmed open space. Beneath the surface, the subway entrance/exit, car traffic and bike rental station create a transportation hub.

Features

  • berms extended to create new landscaped surface over roadway
  • subway station moved into Plaza
  • café, bike rental, information center

Submitted by

Jordi Safont-Tria, Lorna Asseo, Ricardo Zurita, Sandra Pires, Til Globig
Zurita Architects
New York, NY, USA

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Site Plan: The design superimposes two elliptical geometries rotated in relation to one another. The ground level, neutral in character, provides for multiple, varied activities; importantly bringing the subway station into the Plaza. Above the ground level, the berms are extended to create a broader landscape bridging over the express traffic roadways.

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Representative Section: Longitudinal Section showing the Subway Station and its connection to the center of the Plaza.

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Perspective Drawing: Bird’s eye view looking south.

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Perspective Drawing: View of Lower Level looking towards the public amenity elements.

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Site Plan: Ground Floor Plan.

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Representative Section: Transverse section.

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Perspective Drawing: View from the top of the West Berm.

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Other: Exploded axon, showing the different layers of the proposal.