UrbanScapes is a thesis I presented at Cornell University in May 2005. I was interested in exploring the role of flexible infrastructures within place making and programming. At the time of my thesis The Bronx Terminal Market was under partial demolition for future plans to convert the site into a shopping center with parking. I proposed phasing the site and including a hybrid program that would retain the historical food market, include the shopping center and give the locals a place to create memories in.
To view proposal in its entirety, where I include research of both the Bronx, shopping mall history, museum and park histories as precedents for the hybrid programming and final proposal see the issu publication below.
Below are some conceptual images of what I imagined the site to be like. First is the existing factory that was demoed with ghostly market stands.
This experiential rendering depicts the coexistence of the market with shopping center development. It also attempts to integrate a landscaped topography as part of the design of the proposed development.
Though this one rendering is not right in terms of scale or even formal siting, it envisages a site where the architecture is modular and is set back from other modules to generate a more organic structuring of spaces.