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architecture image from Eco masterplanning – Ken Yeang







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  misuse of natural resources and shortage of urban green space has begun to bring about a need for change. Our built environment needs to make less of a negative impact on our planet.

Architecture needs to be responsible to the larger social, economic, and environmental context. Cities don’t exist in isolation; they are connected to much larger ecosystems and can damage habitats for many species if not handled correctly.

Beneath the steel and concrete of cities are the soil and waterways that are connected to the areas far beyond the city. The air pollution created by cities reduces the quality of the air we breathe at an alarming rate.



 We as a society have an undeniable need to reduce the amount of Co2 emmisions we are pumping into our atmosphere. Global warming can be largely attributed to the abundant burning of fossil fuels caused by the enormous son alone is why a Mass Transit needs to be encouraged.

The HPS Transit Center will bring new lifestyle, recreation, education and transportation to repair and strengthen the Hunter ’s Point South urban community. The project will make a connection with the landscape in which public green space and architecture intermingle seamlessly.

The Transit Center has to respond to the rigid urban grid on one side while respecting the soft waterfront edge on the other. One subway stop from Midtown, this working-class and industrial neighborhood has the potential to transform the

way New York Transportation system operates. A multi-layered, three-dimensional urban organization will foster the interaction between water, landscape, building, and program. By incorporating affordable-eco-friendly mass transportation

systems with a public park this project can encourage the thousands of new residents to a more sustainable lifestyle greatly reducing the potential for increased pollution Bringing green space to the urban landscape is one way that we can have a

better relationship with the environment. Green space can help with important and nutrient cycling. Green space can be a place for exercise, relaxation and social the quality of life in the city.

This innovative and integrated design creates a new sustainable strategy that weaves infrastructure, landscape and architecture, bringing the city to the park and the park to the waterfront. It respects the natural ecology and replaces it, as opposed to

carelessly building over it, in contrast with traditional planning methods. Providing an alternate to defending ourselves with concrete amd steel, the Transit Center opts for a transition zone with islands, wetlands, and

graded embankments, allowing the projet to cooperate with the sea, rather than trying to banish it. It is inevitable that the site will be affected by some

being the most recent example. If nothing is done to anticipate this , HUGE, amounts of money will be wasted long-term.

storm makes landfall anywhere close to New York City (Hurricane Sandy

Most people don’t realize in their chaotic day-to-day life that cities are

connected to larger ecosystems and don’t exist in isolation. Beneath the steel and concrete of cities are the soil and waterways that are connected to the areas beyond the city. Everyday unclean

water is dumped back into streams. Polluted air is pumped back into the atmosphere, harming ecosystems.










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