ferry

ferry

new york city, ny, 1992, unbuilt, studio project - The multi-purpose complex identifies and responds to two opposing conditions at the site on the tip of Lower Manhattan in two ways -- 1.The ferry terminal is a transfer point for a large volume of people and cars moving along their respective paths to their destinations. 2. Conversely, the ferry terminal forms an edge where land meets water, continuing a linkage of public parks punctuated by architectural events which have increasingly developed over the last decade. Formally the building defines the two opposing site conditions in the relationships between three elements -- a sculptural, biomorphic bridge that stretches from water to land through a tall portal toward transfer points for bus, subway, or taxi, uninterrupted by a cross axis edge-wall housing commuter services, commercial functions, and a referral center with restroom/shower facilities for the homeless.

ferry