"Bi-LINK HOTSPOTS"

"Bi - LINK HOTSPOTS"

Instructors: Johanna F. Barthmaier-payne | Matthew B. Donham

2016 Fall

Individual Work

 

Queens Boulevard is the major east/west roadway corridor that connects neighborhoods in Queens to Manhattan. This 12-lane (200 feet wide) 20th Century infrastructure also brings complex problems such as vehicle pressure, pedestrian safety, neighborhood disconnection and so forth.

The concept of renovation is to provide green space for physical neighborhood (north/south) connection, as well as enhancing skyline view for spiritual borough (east/west) connection, in order to increase the fluidity of population, make the boulevard more public and create carbon-neutral boulevard.

The methodologies of this project is coming from transforming certain spots in Queens Boulevard into "social hotspot" based on neighborhood analysis. Thus, each spot is entitled with different design intentions,  for example "#ManhattanSkyline Hotspot", "#LawnonRoad Hotspot" and "TunnelPlaza Hotspot". People can pose photos onto Instagram with these hashtags.

#ManhattanSkyline #QueensBoulevard

#ManhattanSkyline #QueensBoulevard

#"Bi-LINK Hotspots" #ConceptDiagram 

#"Bi-LINK Hotspots" #ConceptDiagram 

#NeighborhoodandBorough #DevelopmentAnalysis

#NeighborhoodandBorough #DevelopmentAnalysis

#Site4Plan #MASTERPLAN #Sunnyside #SkylineStages

#Site4Plan #MASTERPLAN #Sunnyside #SkylineStages

#Site4Plan #MASTERPLAN #Elmhurst #LawnonRoad

#Site4Plan #MASTERPLAN #Elmhurst #LawnonRoad

#Site2Plan #MASTERPLAN #QueensCenter #TunnelSkylight

#Site2Plan #MASTERPLAN #QueensCenter #TunnelSkylight

#Bi-LINK #Methodology

#Bi-LINK #Methodology

#TunnelSkylight #SectionPerspective

#TunnelSkylight #SectionPerspective

#LawnonRoad #Perspective

#LawnonRoad #Perspective

#Module #Framework

#Module #Framework

#Module #StreetFurnitures

#Module #StreetFurnitures

#Module #StreetElements

#Module #StreetElements