2024 Boston Olympic Village

Project Description

Critic

Edward Mitchell

Our proposal treated the site as an opportunity to knit together the surrounding neighborhoods of South Boston using a fabric of courtyard typologies; we were interested in the potential of the courtyard fabric to break down the scale of the site and offer private experiences in the city while still creating an overall public weave, providing a unified character for the neighborhood.
We were interested equally in planning the “figure” of the city, with a range of typologies which transform according to changing urban needs, as much as the “ground” — the interstitial spaces of the city are treated as an articulated ground plane which unifies the private courtyards, the network of urban courtyards, semi-private greenways, and a densely programmed, activated waterfront as an interwoven, layered system of urban activities.