The Five Boroughs-Hell's Kitchen
New York State
Summer 2016 I Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, I New York City
Instructor: Kaja Kuhl
Name: Clinton Waterfront Complex
Team: Wanpeng Zu, Jun Seong Ahn, Fu Wang
Clinton Waterfront Complex is a project constructing a threshold from De Witt Clinton Park to the adjacent waterfront integrating the landscape and programs of public parks and piers that not only designates the unified space an attractive destination but also create and economic development through strengthening the local community network.
As De Witt Clinton Park extends its landscape to the waterfront along W 54th St. Blending into the Piers 92/94 and Clinton Cove Park, the structure and programs of the piers will also spread its territory encompassing natural environment on the roof. The two expansions becoming part of a walkable network will attract tourists from the cruise dock and vitalize the Special Clinton District community seeking prosperity of quality of life.
Rethinking the existing municipal and infrastructure, and bridging potential areas in the district will generate diverse scale of communities based on their interests and create an economic development through improving social and political welfare of the district. A network with genuine design, thoroughly intervened space, significant connection, and user-oriented adaptability will anticipate the site to become and all-encompassing infrastructure extending its potentiality throughout the city.