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CHARLES RIVER PLAZA


+ SITE KEY MAP


The Charles river esplanade is one of the phenomenal aspects of the Boston’s landscape, but with a critical network of the metropolitan transportation on the side. The challenge for the project is to utilize design to balance the urban uses and environmental conservation.


+ GENERAL SITE PROBLEM


01. LANDSCAPE


+ DESIGN ANLYSIS

+ Landscapes defines the location of the intervantion, as well as the future landscpae layout. Different catgories of landscapes (left) & disconnection of the public spaces (above).


02. FLOODING CONCERN


+ With the research projection suggests the flooding concern in 2030 at 21 inches (left) & 2050-2070 at 36 inches (above) raises the design intent of the intervention. Not only being a tourist center at most of the time, but it could act as a barrier when the emergence is needed.


03. ACCESSIBILITY


+ The site’s limited connections alongside with heavy traffic lanes make the waterfront difficult to access.


04. TRANSPORTATION


+ Bike path (left) & Traffic lanes (above) recoginized as one the major problem of the site circulation, which makes the site being very isolocated.


+ DESIGN LAYOUT

01. AXIS OF INTERESTS / CITY GRID


The elements of the Esplanade deploys potential for programmed hard infrastructures and soft landscapes to form a link from the city. At the same time, it may also provides presences for varies of extension back to city, draws attention of people to the very edge of city yet heart of beauty.


02. WETLAND / WATER FILTRATION SYSTEM INTO PUBLIC AMENITIES


03. BUILDING SKELETON / METAPHORICAL CONCEPT


04. PROGRAMED VOLUME / DESIGNATED SPACES


05. PUBLIC FLOORS / IN-BETWEEN SPACES


06. SKINS & ENTRANCES / LIGHT AND PRIVACY


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FLOORS & SECTION

+ PROGRAM + Landscape: > Gardens / nodes of interests > Proposed beach area > Pedestrian paths > Wetlands > Seasonal green house > Public-owned gardens > Playgrounds > Swimming pool + Architectural: > Cultural center > Library / Galleries > Activity spaces > Offices > Multipurpose room > Tourist center > Public amenities > Cafe > Retails + Neutral: > Tunnel > Underground automated parking system > Essential flooding capsule spaces > Water filtration system > Viewing platform

1/128� = 1’


+ DETAILED FLOOR PLAN

A

1/16” = 1’


B


+ DESIGN IMPACT

01. UNDERGROUND STORROW DR. TUNNEL


Therefore, The overall design attempt is to leverage the Charles river waterfront, provide amenities and form a better connect to the Boston interests points system with sustainable green spaces, flexible recreational fields and a center conventional building.


02. STORROW DR. MALL / CONNECTION BACK TO CITY


03. PUBLIC WATER POOL / WATER FILTRATION SYSTEM


04. AXIS OF INTERESTS & TOURIST TRAJECTORY


05. BRIDGING LAYERS OF CIRCULATION


Final arcgis intervention  
Final arcgis intervention  
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