Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A. – students of Pratt Institute
The following is a follow-up study of a project designed for a population of 150,000. Facing the problem of Brooklyn’s multiple districts of no concise plan and scattered public use, the goal is to demonstrate the project’s methodology of public use organized around the public central space, and the neighborhood’s individual cores containing local facilities. The green public open spaces serve as a geometrically connective link between the district’s core, and the surrounding group of masses. The organization is of radial symmetry, and playfully ties together with the perimeter all of the central entertainment buildings, central library, museum, tall office building, high school and district hospital.
To the art critic, the plan of this solution may be the abstract representation of framed rigidity against a melting nucleus, fighting to be kept together through the establishment of precise parameters that cannot be stressed enough by recapitulating themselves.
For use of this work , reference: Leontiadis, Stefanie (2015) The Architecture of Public Open Urban Spaces: Syntax and Representation. Saarbrücken: Edizioni Accademiche Italiane .