The Equity Line
Cities are expanding at an unprecedented rate, yet their transit systems remain fixed, leading to unconnected and socially, economically deprived communities. This not only exacerbates the existing disparities but further increases the issues of sustainability, resilience and wellbeing.
UNline-Towards a Just and Resilient Neighborhood
The project aims to break down segregation's historical "lining" and promote economic growth and opportunities for historically marginalized communities in Brooklyn and Queens. The project prioritizes Equitable Living, Inclusive Mobility, and Regenerative Economy concepts.
The Folded Porch of Brooklyn
Porches have architecturally transcended into more than a front entry. It has established itself as a place that holds cultural significance, embracing life's moments of exchange for learning, experiencing and appreciating.
STAY-tion is a series of community-led public hubs that enrich the lives of residents and visitors. Imagined as a "Community Kit of Parts," STAY-tion identifies amenities within the local area which are lacking and seeks to fill the gap resulting in a new hub and heart of the community.
Our goal is to provide a better travel experience for all demographic types in this community. A transit hub that facilitates a bet user experience along the IBX Line.
Modular Portal is a covered, multilevel path that expands through a pavilion. A variety of modular systems allow the plaza to contort to meet the needs of its entire neighborhood, all while lending an open window to riders on the train to a view of local culture. With the assistance of modern technology, users stay connected to local community resources.
Pak Lakansyèl (Rainbow Park)
What should a transit station be? We believe it should be an experience that brings joy into the journey through a city's transportation network. To engender this, we're redefining typologies - and creating a space that merges park with station, playground with infrastructure, and nature with city.
The Equity Crossing is a testament to the power of community-driven design and serves as a model for future transportation projects seeking to promote sustainability, connectivity, and diversity.
To preserve and enhance the natural vegetation that has been growing in the area to create an urban oasis, by flooding the trench to create an artificial river that repurposes the old railway into an experiential journey. By elevating the transit experience, we provide a greater flexibility and more connections to dead end streets and segregated areas.
When looking up, what would you love to see? Here in the NEST, we have sky, trees and BIRDS. Just like how birds are migrating for food and warm homes, human-beings transit for living together and living better.
Dissolving the barrier between transit and adjacent communities to yield equitable social, environmental, and economic gains.
All of this will be yours
From places you want to leave, to places you want to stay. We need to be brave and act without hesitation to re-wild our city! We will transform the station into a forest, challenging the boundaries between the city and nature.
Let's Ride is a multi-modal transit proposal for New York's Interborough Express train focusing on innovative station design, sustainable building strategies, and a complex and adaptive system of cars with advanced amenities. Let's Ride attempts to transform rapid transit into a destination in itself.
7 GOLDEN DOORS
What if, instead of ignoring the duty of civic infrastructure, we embrace radical generosity and reaffirm the spirit of The New Collosus, "Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!". A rising tide lifts all boats, so once we accommodate the needs of the most vulnerable with this resilient system, it also serves the entire community.
Waiting is Wonderful: Porosity within a Changing Transit Archipelago
Using Brooklyn College as a test site, the proposal aims to distill the function of a transit station into linked programs and activities that adapt to station site specificities and to fluctuating user needs. The "station" becomes a destination.
The Brooklyn College IBX Station is designed to offer a seamless connection to the vibrant Brooklyn community. With a focus on creating a "Car Free Zone" area, a green belt has been implemented above the IBX line. This innovative design has the potential for future expansion, leading to positive impacts on the environment, social wellbeing, and economic growth.
As one of many interventions that may emerge from the unintended green corridor that carves its way through Brooklyn and Queens, the TributÂ·ary Station lifts itself above the tracks, clad in a community-centric layer of greenery to provide a much-needed connection to a broader version of New York City.
The Interborough Express Green Link ties together a series of isolated neighbourhoods over 14 miles, connecting a diverse range of communities via a multi-modal network. This system is anchored by 24 public amenity Station Hubs, which each become important destinations.
Gather On The Go
The 'Gather and Go' transit model is a poetic expression of structure and local voices, designed as a space for gathering on and off the train.
"Get Sidetracked" investigates the mending of physically segregated neighborhoods- as a result of the abandoned freight rail, and reinventing what it means to move and play. The physical boundaries of the boroughs is blended together to create cohesive communities and the station becomes a place of social gathering.
Pollinate proposes a regenerative design toolkit to be used across the IBX line. Brooklyn College Station will become a cross-cultural pollinator in the neighborhood, carrying forward restorative ideas throughout the city and beyond.
Bridging communities through motion. The Anchor incorporates a variety of program zones that interact and support one another, while being flexible enough to evolve with changes in community needs over time and in unique circumstances.
A series of community-centered transit hubs that boost neighborhood pride and create sustainable, equitable, and delightful destinations. Connected by the Brooklyn Belt, these stations serve as catalysts that inspire communal spirit for a well-connected, diverse, and delightful New York.
The Gateway provides a sense of belonging through urban greenery and active pedestrian movement with a reflective pavilion bridge serving as the heart of the site for people to engage and see each other as one. As well as focusing on connecting the existing subway line which ends two blocks north of the proposed site to the new IBX Track.
Community Cars: What if the journey was the destination ?
Community cars maintained by the community travel to different neighborhoods along the IBX loop bringing care, shelter & celebration to the residents.
The transit station becomes a civic collection of spaces and activities. A place where the travel experience is a mediated threshold. A station is no longer necessary in the traditional sense when mobility and access is fluid.
The Aperture: Keep an eye out!
To create a safe and equitable station, multiple sight lines into the space are maintained, enabling the community to keep each other safe through the idea of shared responsibility. Additionally, existing conditions are respected and maintained, and the station has a minimal architectural impact in order not to impose on the community.
Where Physical and Virtual Worlds Blend for Ultimate Transit Experience Connecting People and Places through Technology
Spiraling to Stitch
This sunken park stitches the community together by providing missing programs from the neighborhood. It creates public spaces and journeys that celebrate nature, connection, and the people.
In communities that lack equitable access to mobility, it is crucial to eliminate all obstacles that impede the movement of people through these systems and restore their right to travel freely. Like public parks, public libraries, and public schools â€“ public transit should be free.
The CO-Link Model is an adaptable, ever-evolving and regenerative transit hub that will inspire exchange of information, goods, and services throughout the community.
The X Line
The X-Line connects local communities and spurs economic development. Each X-Line station will utilize a matching kit of parts at different architectural scales to create a unique Town Square. The Town Square evokes a sense of belonging as users connect through shared interests and events, allowing for cross-cultural connections sparked by the space.
T(HERE) optimizes the roof of Brooklyn College Station to create a community hub that enhances the station. By extending and occupying the station roof, we can provide two levels of public space that the community needs, rejuvenate the site, and transform it into a destination beyond the IBX.
We aim to integrate public activities with a transport system to form a new way for people to commute. Our goal is to create an urban environment where public spaces freely flow within the city, transforming transit into a dynamic experience.