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34TH STREET SOCIAL PARK

The automobile has become a staple of contemporary culture, a critical sinew woven into the very fabric of modern-day cities. Its presence has become so omnipotent, in fact, that a hard line has been drawn between space allocations of the automobile and the pedestrian. And, just like the pedestrian needs a haven for respite and nourishment, so too does the automobile. The 34th Street Social Park attempts to create a “harmony from the dichotomy,” and provide a haven where both automobile and pedestrian co-exist to create a vertical community environment and an active destination for the Hudson Yards Redevelopment in Manhattan, NYC. Made of light-weight, textured CIP concrete, the building provides a place for visitors to park and gather for cinema showings. A core of inner parking decks are surrounded by expressive structure and concession “ribbons” for nourishment between showings. The juxtaposition of both program functions will attempt to resolve the disconnect between the urban automobile-pedestrian relationship.

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TYPICAL PARKING FLOORS A | Single Parking Floor B | Parking Floor with parking atop the “Glazed Ribbons”

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MAXIMUM LOT OCCUPANCY Located at the corner of 34th Street and 10th Avenue, the site provides a building footprint of roughly 11,000 SF at the base.

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LOOP RAMP SYSTEM + CENTRAL PARKING FLOORS Perimeter ramp circulation offers a clear path for vehicles and pedestrians alike. The central space houses the parking and community programs.

VERTICAL PEDESTRIAN CIRCULATION External stairs promote a healthy alternative to elevator travel and a more direct route (vertically) over the ramp system for the pedestrian.

CENTRALIZED PUBLIC THEATER The second program to the parking garage is a public theater. Situated in the center of the mass, it allows for informal and formal viewings and also acts as “swing space” for the community.

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STRUCTURAL SYSTEMS There are two systems at work. The primary structure on the exterior of the building supports the ramps and stairs, as well as the glazed ribbons. The inner (secondary) system also supports the ramps + parking floors.

GLAZED RIBBONS The ribbons act as places of rest and overlook as one moves through the building, they offer an area to “park” oneself and take in the skyline. At the theater levels, they act a concession and lounge space.


34th Street Social Park