HUDSON'S RIVER WATERFRONT & CHRYSALLIS
The concept based on the Butterfly
effect that in a chaotic system a small change at
a certain point in time makes the future change in a
drammatic way.Something as small as butterfly flapping
its wing over Tokyo sprawns a tornado over N.Y.
Small changes at the atomic level can lead to much
largers changes at the macro level.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
The Chrysalis masterplan designed for a 1.5-mile-long elevated rail structure on Manhattan's West Side, which was constructed in the 1930s as part of one of New York City's largest investments in transportation infrastructure, called the West Side Improvement Project. No trains have run on it in over 20 years. A lush urban wilderness, nearly seven acres in total, has seeded itself on the line's tracks.
A vision for a linear park above the N.Y with sustainability design considerations and various leisure activities. Hudson's river waterfront design development and design of Cable stayed Bridges.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The Project started in March 2009 in New York and finished in July 2013 in New York, and was exhibited in Design For LIfe Exhibition in April 2015 in Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Atene and in New York City Hall in July 2015.
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
1.5 mile long and 6.8 acres size
Linear Park, Elevated Urban Space, Public Space, Landscape Design, Bridge design, Infrastructure design.
The challenge was to interact urban design, landscape design, bridge design and infrastructure design with sustainability issues, environmental design and ecology.
TEAM MEMBERS (1) :
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